Dubbed the "Bionic Arm Man" by the British press, Nigel Ackland lost his right forearm in an industrial blender in 2006. His elective trans-radial (below elbow) amputation left him without use of his right arm. In 2012 he became one of the first users of the advanced Bebionic hand, which now allows him a wide array of restored hand functions.
“Having a bebionic hand is like being human again, psychologically I wouldn’t be without it. I can hold the phone, shake hands and wash my left hand normally, which I haven’t been able to for five years! I’m back to being a two finger typist and can even do a very interesting hand signal which I call the 15th function, not particularly functional perhaps, but the psychological benefit is immense! Overall, the bebionic hand has had a great impact on my life, not only does it look more like a human hand but it also functions more like a human hand.”