Amputee Gets An Awesome Bionic Arm Inspired by Metal Gear Solid
James Young, a 25-year-old biological scientist, was pulled underneath a sight in London in 2012 that left his left feet severed and after his left arm had to be amputated to save his life.
However, now 4 years later, James has perceived an appealing prosthetic arm engineered by Konami and desirous by a one used by Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
A print posted by James Young (@jamesahyoung) on May 18, 2016 during 4:13am PDT
James, an zealous gamer, had a formidable time gripping adult with his normal life and hobbies, of that one of them was gaming. That’s when Konami who were on a surveillance for an amputee to try out a sharp new prosthetic arm, James volunteered and was propitious with a really special futuristic-looking prosthetic arm.
The arm was designed by prosthetics artist Sophie De Oliveira, who says it’s value “£70,000 [over $100,000 USD]of pattern and technology.”
The CO fiber arm has laser light effects, a flashlight, USB charger, integrated watch, and even has a little worker that can launch from a shoulder. The arm is tranquil by sensors that detect a robust movements of James’ shoulder, and send control impulses to a arm and a 3D printed hand.
The palm is pronounced to be so accessible that it can even collect adult forsaken coins. The whole works is powered by a battery stored in a bicep, and is hold onto James’ physique by a strap system. The arm, that is detachable, is tranquil by him around commands sent by his shoulder muscles to sensors, even yet James told a Metro that he was still removing to grips with regulating a bionic arm independently, but a assistance of his other arm.
James is now seeking appropriation for a procession called osseointegration to grasp his idea of carrying dual entirely eccentric arms once again. This would concede for a titanium make to be directly propitious to a bone, and do divided with a need for a strap and a annoy compared with wearing them. If we wish to assistance out, we can present to James’ means on his GoFundMe page.
You can watch BBC Three’s new two-part documentary Bodyhack: Metal Gear about James’ fascinating story by a channel’s website, YouTube page and iPlayer.