Sun Jifa is a badass. The 51-year-old Chinese man lost both his hands in an accident but didn’t have a lot of cash for medical prosthetics. He could have despaired or gone off hunting cash, or half a dozen other roads that may or may not have gotten him new hands. What he did do is go all Tony Stark and build himself some hands out of a box of scrap.
Yep, Sun Jifa took a pile of steel and built full prosthetic versions of working hands that can grip and do his work. They look a bit rough, they’re fairly heavy, and they took eight years to craft — but the prostheses allows him to live a more normal life. He states that the hands work on a series of wires and pulleys inside the sleeves that are controlled by movements in his elbows.
We know he did it out of necessity, but the sheer force of will it had to take is amazing. We doubt most people could have done the same.
Man builds himself bionic hands [Yahoo News]