Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Double Amputee Now Has Choice: Cyborg Superhero or Cyborg Supervillain?

 |  |  |  December 21, 2014


Les Baugh lost both of his arms in an electrical accident, and I’m pretty sure that sucked far, far more than I can imagine. While they can never replace what he lost, he’s now been outfitted with a pair of really badass cyborg arms from the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. They’re attached wirelessly to his nerve endings, which means he’s controlling them the old fashioned way: with his mind. At the moment he needs to pause between movements, but it’s an awesome step forward in prosthetic technology.

amputee_robot_arms

Now what I can’t help but notice is this: he has a dramatic name, he lost his arms in a dramatic accident involving electricity, and he’s replacing those arms with electrically driven robots arms. If that’s not a superhero’s or supervillain’s origin story, I don’t know what is.

[via Fashionably Geek]



Multigear Titanium Utility Tool

Multigear Titanium Utility Tool

Making a Low-Poly Dog Sculpture

Making a Low-Poly Dog Sculpture

Thermochromic Digital Clock

Thermochromic Digital Clock

Czinger 21C Hypercar Runs the Quarter-mile in  8.1 Seconds

Czinger 21C Hypercar Runs the Quarter-mile in 8.1 Seconds

2022 Ford Maverick Pickup Price, Specs, and Photos Revealed

2022 Ford Maverick Pickup Price, Specs, and Photos Revealed

Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition Celebrates a Winning Racing Season

Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition Celebrates a Winning Racing Season

Advertisement