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Posted February 22. 2018 4:28PM

Moving a new arm the old-fashioned way

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Ron Currier locks his eyes on an amalgamation of plastic, carbon fiber, and electrodes that substitutes for his right hand, which he lost 42 years ago after gripping a power line that sent 12,000 volts blasting through his body. Currier is told to open his prosthetic fingers, which are curled in a fist. There are no cables attached to the hand, nothing to pull or tug them open.