PC Gamer Gets a Prosthetic Arm From Deus Ex

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

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    According to the first episode Red Bull's PRISM series, Daniel Melville 3D printed a prosthetic arm modeled after Adam Jensen's bionic limb from the Dues Ex series. Melville was reportedly inspired by Jensen, saying "He had these cool augmented arms and he was a badass, and I thought 'I'd like to be like that.' Finding a character in a game that really related to me just felt amazing." Meville is seemingly able to use a mouse effectively with his prosthetic arm, and claims he's a huge Overwatch fan, though he admits it'll be a "couple of years" before disabled esports players can compete with able-bodied ones. Thanks to VentureBeat for spotting the clip.

    Check out the arm in the video here.

    And this arm allows Melville to master his skills in his favourite pastime: gaming. But how does it work? "I use pulses in my arm to open and close it. If I tense my muscle it'll change the grip pattern to certain modes. It’s quite nice and simple, really, but also effective. When I game on my computer, especially wearing this arm, I need something that won’t slow me down. Something that’ll speed up and make my gaming experience nice and fluid." Outside of gaming, Melville now designs his own bionic arms, knowing that there was so much more he could do.
     
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  2. MaZa

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    News like these make me feel so happy. I can't believe how far Prosthetics have come in just a few years. I can't wait until we can attach prosthetics into our nervous system and have fully functional synthetic arms, possibly better than organic ones in some cases.
     
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    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    And a couple of years after that when able bodied players start replacing their limbs with prosthetics to become better.

    Isn't that exactly the moral of deusex human revolution?
     
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    i like this story.

    as for a couple years after that where people are replacing limbs to become better. i think we are well off of that future from where we currently stand.
     
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    This "pro-diversity" "relating-to" argument is so annoying and stupid! As a young white guy, I can relate to a black man, or to an old white dude or a young woman or an elf or a dwarf. It's not the superficial characteristics that make a character relatable to me, it's their psychological makeup, their thoughts, their emotions, their sorrows and joys. Can we please stop with this SJW diversity ideology and replace it with real diversity of character, diversity of opinions and emotions?

    As for the arm, I'm happy for the guy and I hope cybernetic technology continues so soon we can all merge together with machines and become superhuman.
     
  6. Monkey34

    Monkey34 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Never heard anyone speak the game name before.....is it really DAYUS-X? I've always thought it in my head as Deuce-E.X.
     
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    Derangel [H]ard as it Gets

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    Dayus-X. Comes from the Latin term Deus Ex machina or God from the machine.
     
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    "I didn't ask for this"
     
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    Attaching to the nervous system really is key ... however when humans gain the ability to control machines with our minds as easily as controlling our own limbs its not hard to imagine where that will lead ... and it ain’t good.
     
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    Agree with others that until they can tap into nervous system or real brain control these things are just cool looking chunks of plastic. We should have 6 million dollar man stuff by now, dammit!

    I wondered how he was playing mouse & keyboard but I didn't see any clicking, just moving, so I assume he's using keyboard for that. The muscle twitch sensors prosthetics use are not fast enough for accurate clicking, much less twitch gaming. But hopefully sometime soon. I like to see the technology moving forward.
     
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    I read an article in the airplane magazine earlier this year on this subject. It was an interview with Hugh Herr, who is a developer and advocate for cybernetic enhancement.

    Here is a video of Hugh Herr explaining some of the technology. Sounds very DX: HR to me!
     
  13. One2Zero

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    One important question remains...will he require Neuropozyne??