Ten years ago in a spot not far from here Jason Koger's ATV struck a downed powerline.
He took 7200 volts of electricity and doctors had to amputate his arms below the elbow.
You know, the first thoughts that probably went through mind was, I got three kids now.
But at the time I only had two.
I had a 21 month old and a 3 month old little girl.
And I didn't know if I'd ever be able to feed myself or put my own clothes on or do anything that I think people take for granted.
I mean, I did too.
Koger uses prosthetics called I Limbs made by Touch Bionics.
The fingers are made of titanium and the I Limb was the first hand on the market with a motor in each finger.
He has two but changes them out with other prosthetics including body powered hooks depending on what he's doing.
After a lot of work, [UNKNOWN] relearned how to do everyday tasks like getting dressed, and playing with his kids at their home in Owensboro, Kentucky.
He can even crack an egg and open a can of soda.
Aside from the sensors and the prosthetics that help him control the islands, there's a mobile app for iOS.
With the app, he can preprogram common grips.
He might want to easily access.
So as soon as she hits that, hit it again.
It automatically goes into a mouse grip.
So this would be to hold [SOUND]
And when I close, and then when if you look See, just the first finger moves.
So that would be your clicker on your mouse pad.
He can also use the app to run a healthy check on the hand and send the data to his prosthetist in Texas.
Or he can look at a graph that shows him how he's using the hand in real time.
Touch Bionics has also hadded Apple Watch compatibility.
And everybody asks what I can do with this.
I can do everything.
Except for three things.
I can't cook, clean or change dirty diapers.
And that's just cuz I couldn't do it before when I had real hands.
So this hand literally allows me to do anything.
Koger says he is not sure if we'll ever totally replace
A persons real hands but nylons come pretty close.
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