Amputee with nerve-controlled bionic leg makes historic climb in Chicago skyscraper

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9 Responses to “Amputee with nerve-controlled bionic leg makes historic climb in Chicago skyscraper”

  1. Should have taken the elevator, you’ll reach the top 43 minutes faster

  2. Matt Popke says:

    I have two totally working legs and I don’t think I would ever want to climb 103 stories of stairs. I guess metal really is better than meat.

    • butmyrisk says:

      To get this to work you need to send muscle nervous signals. Sending those signals feels like as much work as doing it. Furthermore the software is probably less than subtle.

  3. sburns54 says:

    Aw, Jeez… when I overheard the news from a TV in the other room that a guy with a bionic leg climbed some skyscraper, I thought he climbed it on the OUTSIDE of it like Spider-man or a real bionic man would. This is a bit of a let-down, though I think Zac is quite a guy anyway. Let me know when someone does it on the outside.

  4. Andy Reilly says:

    Damn I love science. 

  5. Linley Lee says:

    That is really awesome.

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