Amputee Coalition National Conference comes to Louisville
Friday's Louisville bats game featured the athleticism of amputees.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Friday's Louisville bats game featured the athleticism of amputees.
The Amputee Coalition's National Conference is happening in Louisville through Saturday.
It's the largest gathering for people affected by the loss of a limb in the world.
At the Bats game, many of the conference attendees got to go on the field and throw a few pitches.
The conference showcases the latest technology in prosthetics.
"I lost my fingers four years ago in an accident. As you can see, I still have my thumb, so this acts as my four fingers," said Jake Adams, with Ossur Prosthetics. "What I'm doing is making it so I do scissors with one muscle, so that closes my hand and then when you're pushing your pinky out to the side, I'm opening it back up."
More than a thousand people are in town for the conference.
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