Drew was born with only one hand. Growing up, he was reminded every day that he looked different. Throwing a ball, riding a bike, or even squeezing a tube of toothpaste were daily challenges.
He dreamt of a life with a real prosthetic hand. Not a prop. Not a hook. Craving a functional prosthesis, Drew wanted something that could let him participate in the daily things most people take for granted.
Finding a Partner in Prosthetics
John crafts custom mobility solutions for his patients, and Drew became his next exciting challenge. Fortunately with the latest myoelectric prosthetic technology in his arsenal, John was able to develop the perfect solution for him.
A Bionic Hand, a New Normal
After rounds of testing and development, John crafted a custom myoelectric prosthetic hand for Drew. Myoelectric prosthetics use the electrical signals from the existing limb’s muscles, allowing people like Drew to point to, grasp, and gently grip objects using nothing but their own will.
Most people do these things every day without thinking twice. But for Drew, to perform these simple tasks was a dream that was a lifetime in the making.
“As I worked with John, I realized this was finally going to happen — that I was going to have 10 fingers to manipulate life with,” says Drew. “I have to say what a pleasure it was — and is — to know that there are some really amazing folks out there in this line of work.”