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Mobile app helps amputee better use prostheticThe i-limb works with an app that gives users quick access to common grips.
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. [BLANK_AUDIO] 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. [SOUND] It automatically goes into a mouse grip. So this would be to hold [SOUND] a computer. 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.