When avid video gamer James White lost his left arm in a grisly railway accident in London several years ago, video game developer Konami teamed up with leading robotics engineers to craft him an innovatively unique prosthetic.
Like most prosthetics, sensors attached the skin surrounding his shoulder detect movements and send the necessary movements through the arm and hand.
Standard procedure for prosthetics, sure, but it s the arm s extras which truly steal the show.
That s right, not only did White regain use of his left arm with the help of Konami and a team of world-class prosthetics designers, but his new arm features an operational UAV that he can fly whenever he wants.
Phantom Limb Project
Developed in conjunction with the Konami-created Phantom Limb Project, the hope is that it the United Kingdom will eventually medically approve the arm for use by other amputees across the country.
As of now, the arm will remain attached to White via the harness though attaching it via titanium implants is likely the next step.