Guitarist To Use ‘Bionic Hand’ After Stroke

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Go Go Gadget Hand!

The 27-year-old guitarist in popular indie band The Long Blondes hopes to play again despite suffering a stroke, thanks to cutting-edge medical technology. Dorian Cox is currently unable to play his instrument after being left paralysed down the right side of his body.

But the musician is now undergoing neurological physiotherapy – including training sessions with a “revolutionary” mechanical glove – and is optimistic about regaining movement in his right hand.

The device, called a SaeboFlex, can benefit patients by supporting their wrists and helping them grasp and release objects. “It’s a fantastic service, it’s helping tremendously and I think it can work wonders for me and others – it’s almost like a gym for my hand,” Mr Cox, from York, said.

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Les Paul – Guitar Legend, Inventor Hall of Fame

 

Les Paul (born Lester William Polsfuss on June 9, 1915 – age 92) is an American jazz guitarist and inventor. He is a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which “made the sound of rock and roll possible.” His many recording innovations include overdubbing, delay effects such as “sound on sound” and tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording. In 2003, he was named the 46th best guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

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