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Double amputee Jason Koger, 34, of Owensboro, Ky., demonstrates his i-limb ultra revolution hands on Thursday.

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Koger, a husband and father of three who lost his limbs in an accident, can now activate with an iPhone app 24 different grip patterns for his new hands.

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Koger smiles during an interview with the Associated Press, Thursday.

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The technology indicates how rapidly the field of prosthetics is changing, benefiting patients from injured military members to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Practitioners say increased government research in the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is driving some of the advances.
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    • Double amputee Jason Koger, 34, of Owensboro, Ky., demonstrates his i-limb ultra revolution hands on Thursday.
    • Koger, a husband and father of three who lost his limbs in an accident, can now activate with an iPhone app 24 different grip patterns for his new hands.
    • Koger smiles during an interview with the Associated Press, Thursday.
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