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Bionic Leg Tested: disabled Man Climbs 103 Floor skyscrapers using it

Bionic Leg climbs skypscraper

Human body suffers many injuries during accidents which are irreparable, the most painful though is a loss of a limb. People who loose their legs can never walk again. Out of all the gadgets and high tech that is manufactured and researched upon, this is the most important development in the history of mankind. Researchers of RIC made a bionic leg and an Zac Vawter was the first to test it in public by climbing 103 Floors of Skyscraper Willias Tower

Zac Vawter climbs tower
Zac Vawter, a software engineer by profession, lost a leg in a motorcycle accident. He offered himself as a test subject after the accident to the Rehabilitation institute Chicago. The man was extremely happy to have his leg back
'I have my life back, I can be a father to my family - I have been able to experience what it is like being a father with his children thanks to what they have done


The bionic Arms works like a normal leg. The brain controls it. The Bionic leg is attached to nerves in the hamstring which receive signal from the brain and transmit it to the leg. The components in the motor respond to the pulses exactly in the same way a normal leg would do.


The project cost a whooping US $8 million. The ultimate gadget has been made by researchers from Vanderbilt University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Rhode Island and the University of New Brunswick. The lead researcher Levi Hargrove of the institute's Center for Bionic Medicine said,
“We've come a long way, but we have a long way to go, we need to make rock solid devices, more than a research prototype."

The Bionic leg underwent its first test successfully but is far from going into mass production. The leg needs to be more reliable and robust to handle day to day movements of a person.

bionic leg

The bionic leg will remain with the research team to work on the glitches and improve the settings of the leg.
The is not very far when will people like Zac Vawter be able to walk again.


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