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Gamers take care of each other – and that's exactly what 26-year-old James Young witnessed after his subway accident when he fell on tracks and lost his left leg and arm.
During his recovery, he was approached by the video game company Konami – the guys who were promoting the new Metal Gear Solid game – who cooperated with high-tech scientists to make James a bionic arm replacement.

The Prosthetic was designed by Sophie de Oliveria Barata, from the Alternative Limb Project, and then given a Metal Gear Solid makeover, among the neat gadgets incorporated into the robotic arm. These include a light torch, USB ports for charging, a smartwatch and even a flying drone which mounts on the shoulder.

The arm itself is controlled by James' shoulder muscles and is nimble enough to handle coin-sized objects, which is no small feat for the prosthetics nowadays. The total cost of the bionic arm was around $75,000 but as with all technology, it should go down in price in the near future.

Have a look at James story in the video below:


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