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Bionic man documentary features i-limb wearer

Touch Bionics is pleased to announce that Bertolt Meyer, a wearer of the company's i-limb ultra revolution hand prosthesis, is to host a new documentary on the Smithsonian Channel.

The Incredible Bionic Man airs on October 20th and follows Meyer as he explores advances in bionic and prosthetic technologies ranging from upper and lower limbs to organs and faces. The bionic man built in the documentary is currently on display in the Smithsonian museum and is also the subject of an article in the latest issue of Smithsonian Magazine.

"The concept of bionics is fascinating to so many people, and this documentary is a testament to the incredible innovations available today," said Ian Stevens, CEO, Touch Bionics. "Bertolt has been an active wearer of Touch Bionics' i-limb prostheses for several years now, which makes him an excellent ambassador to help demonstrate and discuss the state of the art in modern bionics."

Several years in the making, The Incredible Bionic Man follows Meyer as he meets scientists working at the cutting edge of research to find out just how far this new technology can go.

Meanwhile, a team of roboticists create a complete 'bionic man' for the first time, using nearly $1 million-worth of state-of-the-art limbs and organs - the products of billions of dollars of research - borrowed from some of the world's leading laboratories and manufacturers, including Touch Bionics.