Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Chinese Man Builds Himself Bionic Hands

Sun Jifa, 51, lost both his hands when a bomb he was creating for blast fishing in Guanmashan, Jilin province, northern China, exploded. Then he finally created a new pair of arms after eight years of planning.

Sun Jifa could not afford the hospital's prosthetic limbs after the explosive for blast fishing detonated prematurely, but desperately needed the use of his hands to work on the family farm. So, he decided to create his own bionic hands.

'I made this from scrap metal for virtually nothing. There is no need to pay hospitals a fortune,' he said.

Sun Jifa spent eight years making prototypes before finally creating a pair of metal hands which can grip and hold thanks to a series of wires and pulleys inside the shell. But the only drawback is that steel is quite heavy so they're tiring to wear and get hot or cold in the extremes of summer and winter. Now he plans to develop the design for other similarly disabled people. Now, take a look at some more photo of this innovative invention...

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