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British boy gets first gesture-controlled bionic arm

Josh Cathcart, a nine-year-old who was born with his right arm missing from the elbow down, became the first person in the UK to receive an i-limb quantum, and also became the youngest person ever to wear one of Touch Bionics' advanced prosthetic devices.

British boy gets first gesture-controlled bionic arm
9 year old Josh Cathcart from Dalgety Bay shows the versatility of his new hand during the final fitting for his new bionic hand at Touch Bionics' headquarters on August 21, 2015 in Livingston Scotland. Josh, who was born with his right arm missing from the elbow down, became the first person in the UK to receive an i-limb quantum, and also became the youngest person ever to wear one of Touch Bionics' advanced prosthetic devices, Controlled by the wearer's muscle signals the i-limb quantum is the first prosthetic hand that can change grips with a simple gesture. (Getty Images)
British boy gets first gesture-controlled bionic arm
9 year old Josh Cathcart from Dalgety Bay shows his excitement during the final fitting for his new bionic hand at Touch Bionics' headquarters on August 21, 2015 in Livingston Scotland. Josh, who was born with his right arm missing from the elbow down, became the first person in the UK to receive an i-limb quantum, and also became the youngest person ever to wear one of Touch Bionics advanced prosthetic devices, Controlled by the wearers muscle signals the i-limb quantum is the first prosthetic hand that can change grips with a simple gesture. (Getty Images)
British boy gets first gesture-controlled bionic arm
9 year old Josh Cathcart from Dalgety Bay in Fife with Prosthetist Alison Goodwin during the final fitting for his new bionic hand at Touch Bionics' headquarters on August 21, 2015 in Livingston Scotland. Josh, who was born with his right arm missing from the elbow down, became the first person in the UK to receive an i-limb quantum, and also became the youngest person ever to wear one of Touch Bionics advanced prosthetic devices, Controlled by the wearers muscle signals the i-limb quantum is the first prosthetic hand that can change grips with a simple gesture. (Getty Images)
British boy gets first gesture-controlled bionic arm
9 year old Josh Cathcart from Dalgety Bay in Fife during the final fitting for his new bionic hand at Touch Bionics' headquarters on August 21, 2015 in Livingston Scotland. Josh, who was born with his right arm missing from the elbow down, became the first person in the UK to receive an i-limb quantum, and also became the youngest person ever to wear one of Touch Bionics' advanced prosthetic devices, Controlled by the wearer's muscle signals the i-limb quantum is the first prosthetic hand that can change grips with a simple gesture. (Getty Images)
British boy gets first gesture-controlled bionic arm
9 year old Josh Cathcart from Dalgety Bay shows his excitement during the final fitting for his new bionic hand at Touch Bionics' headquarters on August 21, 2015 in Livingston Scotland. Josh, who was born with his right arm missing from the elbow down, became the first person in the UK to receive an i-limb quantum, and also became the youngest person ever to wear one of Touch Bionics advanced prosthetic devices, Controlled by the wearers muscle signals the i-limb quantum is the first prosthetic hand that can change grips with a simple gesture. (Getty Images)
British boy gets first gesture-controlled bionic arm
9 year old Josh Cathcart from Dalgety Bay in Fife with Prosthetist Alison Goodwin and orthopaedic Technician Lewis MacKay during the final fitting for his new bionic hand at Touch Bionics' headquarters on August 21, 2015 in Livingston Scotland. Josh, who was born with his right arm missing from the elbow down, became the first person in the UK to receive an i-limb quantum, and also became the youngest person ever to wear one of Touch Bionics' advanced prosthetic devices, Controlled by the wearer's muscle signals the i-limb quantum is the first prosthetic hand that can change grips with a simple gesture. (Getty Images)
British boy gets first gesture-controlled bionic arm
9 year old Josh Cathcart from Dalgety Bay in Fife during the final fitting for his new bionic hand at Touch Bionics' headquarters on August 21, 2015 in Livingston Scotland. Josh, who was born with his right arm missing from the elbow down, became the first person in the UK to receive an i-limb quantum, and also became the youngest person ever to wear one of Touch Bionics' advanced prosthetic devices, Controlled by the wearer's muscle signals the i-limb quantum is the first prosthetic hand that can change grips with a simple gesture. (Getty Images)