TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — An 11-year-old from Tallahassee is getting lots of followers around the world, all thanks to a new bionic, prosthetic arm that looks like Star Wars character R2-D2 and a video chat with Mark Hamill.
Isabella "Bella" Tadlock recently had a checkup and everything looked good.
Her arms works through a process called mioletrics. Bella thinks of the motion she wants and then her brain will send signals to the arm and it will move.
The arm has 6 different grabs.
She has been able to do everyday tasks that she has never done before.
"I am able to blowdry and brush my hair, drink my water and yesterday I even practiced riding my bike with my arm," said Tadlock.
Her R2-D2 arm is the first of its kind in the U.S. The bionic arms is made by a company in the UK, Open Bionics.
Tadlock says she's excited to see what she'll be able to do in the future.