Gallery: Amputee Uses Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg to Climb Chicago’s ...

 

Climbing 103 flights of stairs without collapse is a noteworthy achievement for any human being, but when said human only has one leg, it’s nothing short of miraculous. Thirty-one year-old Zac Vawter lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident, but he didn’t let that sidetrack his life. Wearing a bionic leg that’s controlled by electrical impulses from his brain, Vawter recently climbed 103 floors of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task wearing a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.

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  1. Guy Miflin September 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Bionics are the coolest! I have even thought about getting a bionic had. I am not missing a had but it would be cool. I think this is going to revolutionize how leg and feet surgeries and medicinal strategies are done.

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