Company Mercedes will purchase a £35,000 hand prosthesis for 14-year-old Englishman Matthew James. A generous gift might not have come if the boy, a racing fan, had not dared to write a letter with such an unusual request to Ross Brawn, President of the Formula 1 team Mercedes GP Petronas. Matthew's story touched the management of the company and it was decided to give him such a gift. In exchange for sponsorship, the prosthesis given to the boy will be marked with a logo Mercedes.
The latest model prosthesis made of high-quality i-LIMB Pulse plastic (involved in the development of the company Touch Bionics) will help Matthew, who was born without a left hand, cope with even the most difficult tasks - write while holding a pen in his hand, squeeze the ball, tie his shoelaces, etc. The latest technologies, using the impulses of the muscles of the hand with the help of electrodes connected to the prosthesis, allow the owner of the prosthesis to almost forget about the absence of a limb and control the prosthesis in almost the same way as a hand.