Mathew James was born without a hand, and a replacement robotic hand would cost him $57,000, which he couldn't afford. In an attempt to get some funding he wrote a letter to Ross Brawn team principle at Mercedes/Petrons F1. Unfortunately do to contractual obligation the F1 team was unable to provide funding to purchase a bionic hand. However after consulting with Touch Bionics, a leading producer of bionic hands, Mercedes F1 was able to do some information sharing. This information sharing led to production efficiency and allowed Mercedes F1 the opportunity in building a robotic hand for Matthew James.
Love this video, makes longboarding look like so much fun. Do they rent longboards? Are there areas to longboard here in BC? Gonna have to find out and finally give this sport a try. Until then I'll have to keep watching this video... Via - LikeCool By: Mass