PC Gamer Gets a Prosthetic Arm From Deus Ex

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by AlphaAtlas, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    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

    MaZa 2[H]4U

    Sep 21, 2008
    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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  3. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

    Jun 12, 2012
    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?
  4. harbingerofdoom

    harbingerofdoom Gawd

    Apr 17, 2007
    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.
  5. maxz01

    maxz01 Limp Gawd

    Aug 26, 2017
    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

    Apr 11, 2003
    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.
  7. Derangel

    Derangel [H]ard as it Gets

    Jan 31, 2008
    Dayus-X. Comes from the Latin term Deus Ex machina or God from the machine.
  8. illli

    illli [H]ard|Gawd

    Oct 26, 2005
    "I didn't ask for this"
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  9. Prisoner849

    Prisoner849 Gawd

    May 5, 2016
  10. Draax

    Draax [H]ardness Supreme

    Aug 11, 2005
    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.
  11. Burticus

    Burticus 2[H]4U

    Nov 7, 2005
    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.
  12. jardows

    jardows [H]ard|Gawd

    Jun 10, 2015
    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

    One2Zero n00b

    Aug 3, 2017
    One important question remains...will he require Neuropozyne??