A handsome boy opens his new prosthetic iron man – a gift from his family just days before the birthday

An English boy born without the lower half of his arm will be able to hug and open presents as quickly as everyone else after receiving a cutting-edge prosthetic ‘Hero Arm’ in time for the big day.

Harry, from Lancashire, first had to undergo a trial to show he could wield the hand before the National Health Service paid for most of it on his behalf.

The Iron Man-themed design is just one of the options that manufacturers offer for kids and adults.

A handsome boy opens his new prosthetic iron man – a gift from his family just days before the birthday

With several different grip modes and technology that detects movements in Harry’s arm muscles and translates them into intuitive responses, it’s exactly the type of non-invasive prosthesis an athletic 10-year-old needs.

Designed and manufactured in the UK by Open Bionics, the Hero Arm is now available in over 800 retail locations across the US, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

A handsome boy opens his new prosthetic iron man – a gift from his family just days before the birthday

“When he received it yesterday he was just beaming, he couldn’t wait to show it to everyone,” his grandmother Susan Higham said in a statement.

“He’s going to be able to get into the holiday spirit, he can now take a Christmas cookie with both hands, which he’s never been able to do before,” said Susan, using the English term for a “party popper » (a Christmas cookie).

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