November 1, 2012
Man With the First Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg to Climb Chicago Skyscraper
Zac Vawter, who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2009, will now be climbing 103 floors of the iconic Willis Tower using the first bionic leg that is controlled by his thoughts.
The bionic leg differs from a regular artificial leg in a way that the leg responds to Vawter’s thoughts. “When Vawter pushes on the device to stand-up, the device reads his intent and pushes back on him propelling him up”, says a news release from Rehabilitation Institution of Chicago where the bionic leg was designed.
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Man With the First Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg to Climb Chicago Skyscraper

Zac Vawter, who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2009, will now be climbing 103 floors of the iconic Willis Tower using the first bionic leg that is controlled by his thoughts.

The bionic leg differs from a regular artificial leg in a way that the leg responds to Vawter’s thoughts. “When Vawter pushes on the device to stand-up, the device reads his intent and pushes back on him propelling him up”, says a news release from Rehabilitation Institution of Chicago where the bionic leg was designed.

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