North Carolina veteran with ALS first in country to have robotic arm

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Thanks to new technology, a North Carolina veteran is getting a helping hand.

Steven Hix from Huntersville is now the first person in the country with ALS to get a robotic arm, according to WSOC.

Hix, a U.S. veteran and a former dentist, was diagnosed with ALS in 2011.

Because ALS is a disease affecting muscle control, Steve’s movements are extremely limited but his mind is as sharp as ever.

More: WSOC