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A retired science teacher, who lost her arm a few years ago, is the first person in the nation to receive a bionic one that she can control with her mind!

Sondra Stieber’s arm was amputated in June 2018 after microscopic blood clots caused by a broken collarbone, cut off circulation in her left arm.

After months of physical therapy, she made her way to New York a week ago to get a myoelectric arm.

Demonstrating the functionality of prosthetic arms

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The prosthetic captures Steiber’s desired movements and converts them into functional prosthetic arm motions. It allows her to use the prosthesis by simply moving her arm as she naturally would have prior to her amputation.

The prosthetic is directly connected to the bone in Steiber’s arm and controlled by nerve signals sent from her remaining muscles.

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Kansas woman receives nation's first mind-controlled bionic arm

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A retired Haysville science teacher, who lost her arm a few years ago, is the first person in the nation to receive a bionic one that she can control with her mind. Sondra Stieber's arm was amputated in June 2018 after microscopic blood clots caused by a broken collarbone, cut off [...]