This is the history of Matthew James (14 years old), who wrote a letter to Ross Brown (Head of Mercedes F1) asking for 50k€ for a bionic hand, in exchange of publicity of the team on the hand. (wtf?)
Brown was so touched (and visionary) that not only invested on the hand; Mercedes worked with Touch Bionics to customize an i-LIMB Pulse hand for Matthew, who was born without a hand. The i-LIMB is a bluetooth-enabled prosthesis that allows wearers to tie shoes, put on belts, and use a pen to write or draw.
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