Bionic gloves enable acclaimed Brazilian pianist João Carlos Martins to play freely again after disease and injury robbed him of his dexterity 21 years ago

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  • João Carlos Martins, 79, was a child prodigy and a famed conductor and pianist 
  • Was robbed of his ability to play the piano 21 years ago and became a conductor
  • A unique pair of neoprene bionic gloves have allowed him to play again  
  • The musician never takes them off and intends to play the piano at a concert in October held at  New York’s Carnegie Hall 

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