Lommel getting robotic hand

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Apr 9, 2014 at 5:22 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) A University of Minnesota-Duluth student from St. Cloud who was badly frostbitten in December is getting a robotic hand.

A post by Alyssa Lommel's mother on a CaringBridge site says her daughter has chosen to go with what's called a Pro Digits robotic hand that can be programmed to perform 14 different types of hand grips.

Lommel will use the robotic device on her right hand, and could later get one for her left hand too.

Lommel lost parts of her hands and feet to amputation due to her severe injuries.

Lommel was dropped off by friends at her home in Duluth in early December, but never made it inside. She was found the next morning on a neighbor's porch. 

She's a graduate of St. Cloud Cathedral High School. 

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