New Hand, New Opportunities

Monday, March 04, 2013

Last fall we shared the story of one of our clients, Rick McAlister, who had secured a full time job working at the order desk with Ecco Heating in Calgary. His story, Successfully Navigating Life's Twists and Turns, is one of our most popular client success stories. His honest account of the struggle of learning to live with his disability, rejection, and understanding what he could do is something that all of us can relate to. His story even attracted mainstream media attention, as Rick was profiled in the Calgary Herald and Vancouver Sun, where he discussed the challenges of finding employment in Alberta.

Last week Rick emailed us with an update - he had been fitted with a new prosthetic, and not just any prosthetic, but the bebionic3! Touted as the most advanced commercially available bionic hand in the world, the bebionic3 is the result of many years of development and has the potential to transform the lives of amputees. 

Rick sent us a quick video of him demonstrating the hand, which is posted below. He is very excited to get back to work with his new arm and thinks the new technology will help him be even more productive than before.

To learn more about the bebionic3 hand please visit or you can view this more in-depth video of how the arm works and the tasks it can achieve:


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