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Woman is fitted with bionic limbs after losing arms & legs to flesh-eating bacteria

Woman is fitted with bionic limbs after losing arms & legs to flesh-eating bacteria
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POSTED: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 11:04am

With a new set of prosthetic hands now in place, Aimee Copeland can wipe down tables, fold a towel, hang clothes, she can even flat iron her hair and do it all on her own.

The twenty-four year old is the first woman in the world with bilateral upper limb amputations to be fitted with the all new iLimb ultra revolution prosthetic hands.

The iLimb Ultra Revelation hands are the most advanced high tech hands on the market, by touch bionics, are supposed to work.

Copeland lost her limbs last summer after she became infected with flesh-eating bacteria in a zip-line accident.

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