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'Bob the barber' gets a bionic chair

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Barber Bob Egrly shows off his new hydraulic chair that allows him to manoeuvre around his customers, including John Harrision a patron of 25 years (Brady Strachan/CBC)

All Bob Egley wants to do is get back to cutting hair.

For forty years he was known as 'Bob the Barber' in Enderby, trimming countless heads of hair.

In 2010, he had to hang up his shears, after a double-leg amputation.

But now, the Can-Assist team at the University of Victoria has stepped in and designed him a state-of-the-art hydraulic chair that allows him to manoeuvre around his customers.

CBC reporter Brady Strachan tells his story.
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