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Bionic hand controlled by phone app is the first in UK

25 April 2013 Last updated at 12:24 BST

Patrick Kane has become the first person in the UK to receive a bionic hand which can be manipulated by remote control.

The teenager was nine months old when he contracted meningococcal septicaemia.

He lost his left hand and right leg below the knee and learnt to walk using a prosthetic leg.

A company based in Scotland has developed a new prosthetic hand that allows Patrick to take control of the movements using his smartphone.

He is able to pick up tiny objects and says he is proud of the way the new limb looks.

"I personally have the ideology that it's never going to look 100% real so why try?" he said.

"I'm very impressed with the technology. I don't really see a reason to try and hide it and I'm very proud of it. I want to show it off as much as possible really."

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