What happens when a 14 year old Formula 1 enthusiast emails Mercedes-Benz asking for a contribution for a new 58 000 $ bionic arm? If Matthew James (from Woking , UK) serves as a reference: he gets it.
Matthew was born missing part of his left arm and hand and is now the owner of a very advanced “iLimb” bionic hand. When he mockingly offered Mercedes-Benz to post sponsor logos on the limb in exchange for financial help, the car manufacturer was touched by the request and actually helped him raise the funds. Then they partnered with Touch Bionic to make a custom fitted robotic hand.