Amputee gamer gets a bionic arm with an interactive screen, charger, and drone

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    James Young, an amputee from London, got a prosthetic robotic arm inspired by Metal Gear Solid, boasting features such as a USB port, a digital display, several lights, and a drone on the side.
    Despite his amputee, James managed to play his PlayStation 4 with his right arm, and surprisingly, his teeth. Clearly, he is a man who is dedicated to his games. As such, it is fitting that this gamer finds himself acquiring a one-of-a-kind prosthesis, thanks to an advertisement from Konami that was looking for an amputee gamer.
    Ultimately, James was selected out of the 60 respondents to receive a sci-fi looking prosthetic inspired by Konami’s Metal Gear Solid. This project was led by prosthetic artist Sophie De Oliveria Brata, founder of the Alternative Limb Project.
    At £60,000, this carbon-fiber limb is controlled by muscle signals from James. He can shake hands, lift groceries, and even pick up coins. More excitingly, it features an interactive screen, a flashlight, a USB port for charging phones, and even a drone on the side—all battery powered.

    http://futurism.com/amputee-gamer-gets-a-prosthetic-bionic-arm-with-light-charger-and-drone/

    You can check James' short-form documentary on BBC called BodyHack:

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