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News From The Future: 15 Year Old, With Bionic Fingers

A schoolgirl from Swindon has become the youngest person in Europe to be fitted with bionic fingers. Chloe Holmes, 15, lost her her fingers as a toddler when she suffered from septicaemia after contracting chickenpox. She wore a prosthetic hand until her family paid £38,000 for the hi-tech hand. Her father Pete Holmes said: “We’d go out as a family and people would stare for the wrong reasons – they stare now in amazement.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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