A British man was fitted with a prosthetic arm. The arm was inspired by a character in the classic video game “Metal Gear.”
The 29-year-old Reading Daniel Melville was born without a right hand. He was the first recipient of the “Metal Gear Solid” arm, which was filled with red and black gadgets modeled after the game’s protagonist Venom Snake Arm.
The Metal Gear Solid design covers the Hero Arm, which is the world’s most affordable multi-grip bionic arm produced by Bristol company Open Bionics, with a price of approximately £10,000.
The Hero Arm is lightweight, comfortable and “fits like a glove”
The movable fingers of the arm can also be fixed in a static position to safely and reliably grasp-and pick up the egg without breaking it.
Daniel Melville was born without a right hand, he was the first winner of the “Metal Gear” design
Hero Arm is already available in a series of shells inspired by pop culture and movies, such as Ironman and BB8 in Star Wars.
Now, Japanese gaming giant Konami, the creator of Metal Gear Solid, has teamed up with Open Bionics to bring viper arms to Daniel Melville and upper limb amputees around the world.
Melville said: “This is unbelievable-this is everything I ever hoped to get from a bionic weapon.”
“I am an avid gamer and I like Metal Gear very much. It’s crazy to have Snake’s arm in real life.”
The Venom Snake (pictured) is a fictional character in Konami’s “Metal Gear” video game series. He lost his left arm and right eye in the explosion
For example, when holding a smart phone, you can hold your hand in a resting position to achieve a reliable grip
“Viper” is the protagonist of “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain”, which was released by Konami in 2008.
This fictional character lost his arm in the explosion and wears the iconic red and black bionic arm with detachable missiles and small accessories to stun the enemy-although the prosthesis does not hide any weapons.
Takayuki Kubo, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, said: “We are very happy to cooperate with Open Bionics, which is at the forefront of robotics technology.
“We are very happy to see Venom Snake’s iconic Metal Gear aesthetics and his bionic arm suddenly appear on the screen, and the dynamic fusion of technology and design has vividly changed the lives of upper limb amputees. ‘
The new design is clipped to the Hero Arm of Open Bionics, which the company claims is the most affordable multi-handle bionic arm in the world, at around £10,000-less than half the price of the nearest competitor
In cooperation with the gaming giant Konami, the arm developed in the UK has the Metal Gear Solid brand
Bristol-based Open Bionics uses 3D printing and scanning to customize each Hero Arm for everyone who orders the product, and everyone can be equipped with various clip-on magnetic sleeves.
The battery-powered Hero Arm can pick up signals from muscles, allowing users to complete tasks with both hands.
Sensors in Hero Arm can detect muscle movement, which means that users can control their hands with “intuitive and realistic precision” “easily”.
The arm can be equipped with a series of magnetic jackets such as movies and pop culture
How does “HERO ARM” work?
Like other bionic arms, the “hero arm” picks up signals from the wearer’s muscles.
When the user puts on the bionic arm and bends the muscles of the remaining limbs under the elbow, special sensors will detect tiny, naturally occurring electrical signals
These are then converted into intuitive and proportional bionic hand movements.
The bionic hand is controlled by tensioning the same muscles used to open and close the biological hand.
To close Hero Arm’s hand and perform the selected grip strength, the user only needs to imagine bending the wrist inward while pulling the fingers into the palm.
To open the hand, the user should imagine extending the wrist when the palm is extended.
Hero Arm’s wrist can rotate 180 degrees, just like a human wrist picks up objects at an awkward angle.
Hero Arm weighs less than 1kg / 2.2lbs and can be lifted Up to 8 kg (17.64 lb).
It can be used above 23°F (-5°C) and below 122°F (50°C).
It withstands pressure equivalent to an altitude of up to 16,400 feet, so it can be used safely in the cabin of a commercial airliner
Tactile vibration, buzzer, buttons and indicator lights will provide notifications to the user.
Each Hero Arm is customized using 3D printing and 3D scanning.
It is powered by a rechargeable battery and can be used every day.
Since Open Bionics was established in 2014, the “metal gear entity” design has been the most popular design, with the goal of developing an affordable prosthesis for the human body.
Open Bionics co-founder Samantha Payne said: “We are very happy to provide users with this feature and thank Konami for working together to make the novel a reality.
It’s great to see this project and art affect one’s life.
Upper limb amputees can sign up for Hero Arm on the company’s website, and can choose from a range of other jackets, including BB-8 and R2-D2 from Star Wars, Marvel’s Iron Man and Disney’s “Frozen”.
Open Bionics makes hands, sockets and frames to provide a tailor-made prosthesis, perfect for every user
Open Bionics stated that this version of the Venom Snake arm is not equipped with weapons like in video games, but has “impressive engineering feats.”
The futuristic “Metal Gear Solid” and “Viper” covers and “Hero Arm” itself are now available for online order