Girl, 5, Paints With Bionic Hand After Losing Limbs to Meningitis

A 5-year-old girl from the U.K. can paint again after she lost both of her hands to meningitis, The Daily Mail reported.

Tilly Lockey, whose hands were amputated in 2007, is fitted with new limbs every year, but was recently given a bionic hand that lets her control her fingers with a sensor by using arm movements.

Touch Bionic installed i-Limb technology into Tilly’s prosthetic hand so that she could have improved function.

“It is good because you can squeeze to close the fingers, and it is better for painting,” Tilly said.

Tilly’s parents set up a fund for their daughter after she developed septicemia from the meningitis, because they knew it would be so expensive to replace the prosthetics each year as Tilly grew.

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