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Man Creates Bionic Arms After Bomb Destroys His Hands

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Sun Jifa blew his arms off after a home made bomb exploded in his hands, he had tried to get prosthetic arms from the hospital and didn’t like what they had or couldn’t afford them.

After the accident, Sun Jifa, 51, of Guanmashan, Jilin province, in northern China, desperately needed to work on his family farm, according to the Daily Mail. “I survived, but I had no hands,” he explained.

Sun 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.

‘I control them with movements from my elbows and I can work, love normally and feed myself just like anyone else,’ explained the real life tin man.
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