April 9, 2021, 7:08 p.m. EDT
Updated on:April 9, 2021, 7:08 p.m. EDT
It’s not just for Marvel movies anymore. Bionic technology is helping amputees regain their lives in the Hudson Valley.
Dentist Dez Joseph says the new technology promotes normalcy for those who need it.
Bionic technology is also known as “thought-controlled” prosthetics.
Amputees like 30-year-old Sara Pellerin, who lost her arm after complications with swine flu, can now open containers, provide their children with food and clean them.
Pellerin is a patient at the Brooklyn-based prosthesis company Ortho-Craft, which has just opened an office for 9W in New Windsor.
Patients will be placed in the new office, and then prostheses will be made at the Brooklyn facility. According to Joseph, the new technology is changing lives because it restores the function of people suffering from limb loss.
“The idea is to restore the quality of life,” says Joseph.
Pellerin says it has given her a lot back, including confidence and the ability to work and do anything she wants to do.