Thought-controlled bionic arm helps man with missing hand

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The same sort of technology that finds your friends in Facebook photos and unlocks your phone with a fingerprint is helping a Bay Area man in a much different way.

"I was the quintessential kind of lemonade stand kid. I was always trying to come up with some scheme to make money," said Evan Kimbrell who was born with the entrepreneurial spirit but also, without a left hand.

Now, the head of his own internet start-up , this latest innovation from the company COAPT uses electrical impulses when Evan's brain tells his muscles to flex and translate those into robotic hand movements.

ABC7 News reporter Jonathan Bloom has the full story in the video player above.
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