Michael Finds Independence with his ProDigits Bionic Fingers
Extracurricular activities often take up a lot of free time for the average 18-year-old high schooler. Michael Waldron of Glen Burnie, MD, is no different.
Whether he’s playing goalie in a lacrosse game, strumming the bass with his high school orchestra, or studying in the classroom, Michael excels as he’s keeping busy. But even more impressively, he’s never let his disability stand in his way.
Surpassing the Odds with Bionic Fingers
Despite having been born missing a thumb on his left hand, Michael’s always sought solutions that would allow him to tackle new hobbies or sports with ease.
Never, however, had he experienced such enormous strides than after being fitted with ProDigits Bionic Fingers.
Michael was one of the first people in the U.S. to receive bionic fingers like these. Independently powered and controlled, the self-contained fingers were designed specifically for partial hand patients like him.
Results That Speak Volumes
“I’m excited and ready to put them to good use,” says Michael.
And that’s putting it lightly. Michael will now have full independent movement of his fingers through myoelectric nerve signal technology. He’ll have unprecedented mobility with his new prosthetic – operating almost identically to a human hand.
“At Ability, we pride ourselves on being able to find the very best solution for each of our patients,” says Jacobs. “We love helping patients like Michael follow their dreams.”