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Woman's hi-tech bionic hand 'takes away her awkward moments'

18 June 2015 Last updated at 10:53 BST

A new hi-tech bionic hand created using Formula 1 and military technology has been designed in Britain with the hope of transforming lives across the world.

It is the first time a prosthetic limb has been specifically designed for women and is based on the accurate skeletal structure of a real hand.

Its creators claim this makes it one of the most realistic robotic limbs ever be made.

Speaking on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme, Nicky Ashwell, who is 29 and was born without a right hand, explained how it had changed her life.

You can watch the full interview here.