The Man With the Amazing Arm

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May 20, 2016 | Originally published by Date Line: May 20 on

Ground-breaking robotics, connected to nerves and muscles in the shoulder, with state-of-the-art aesthetics to provide a unique design that reflected the wearer”s personality.Four years ago tomorrow, James Young”s life changed for ever in a freak accident when he fell under a train.As well as sustaining multiple injuries – including collapsed lungs, a fractured skull and face, rib fractures and cracks in his spine – he damaged his left arm while his left leg was severed below the knee at the scene.James, then 22 and working as a biological scientist, had been about to board a Docklands Light Railway train in East London for a night out with friends.Walking too close to the platform edge as the train pulled in, he had put his hand out to push the button to open the doors. But the momentum of the still moving train caused him to spin and lose his balance.He fell between two carriages.

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