Konami Announces The Phantom Limb Project To Create Prosthetic Arm For 25 Year Old

Konami has announced it has partnered with prosthetic artist Sophie De Oliviera Barata to create a prosthetic arm modelled on the one featured in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The recipient of this arm will be James Young, who lost his arm and leg after a London DLR train managed to pull him onto the track between two carriages as it pulled into the station.  A documentary is being filmed to follow the journey of the arm’s build, and its use once it is given to James. The documentary is stated to be released in January.

Sophie De Oliviera Barata has extensive experience in the field of prosthetics, and founded the Alternative Limb Project which gives those who need prosthetic limbs a choice in how they are designed. She has designed many limbs including the crystal leg used by Viktoria Modesta at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

Source: Press Release

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18 Comments

  1. that’s pretty cool.

    though personally, if i had to choose, i’d go with an Iron Man themed one.

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/iron-man-robert-downey-jr-presents-real-3d-printed-prosthesis-to-young-fan/

    anyway, good on them.
    good to see Konami getting some press for doing something good for a change.

  2. But the limb will only have 2/3s complete and ask you to pay microtransactions as insurance.

    Joking aside, tis wonderful news and i hope Konami will give it as much support as possible along with creating more awareness of the project. :)

  3. That’s pretty cool of Konami. That poor guy.

  4. Also, why is everybody banned? What did I miss?

    • Nevermind, Im all caught up now.

      Damn.

      Shit got real.

      • I’ve just seen all the other bans while reading the comments on all the locked articles. I’m glad i missed it as it seems to have been quite unpleasant. Shame really.

      • I would explain what happen but i’m told i can only do so via the medium of dance and it’s too cold for me to put together an 8 hour show just to explain what happened.

      • If only we could post gifs :)

  5. Damn – i’d give my right arm for one of those..

    Joking aside that’s pretty awesome and it certainly makes a change to hear a postive Konami story.

    Also i don’t know what Hazelam said but i guess she must have crossed a line. Still pretty shocking to see a longtime member banned.

    • Oh no, how do you delete double comments? We’re falling apart here.

    • Nah, it’s just a week on the naughty step for everyone I felt was in the thick of it.

      • Isn’t that where Tuffcub resides? I wouldn’t wish that on anyone ;)

      • That’s fair enough Stefan. I know from past experience it’s easy to get drawn into these situations!

      • I was put on the Naughty Step for pissing off Activision about four years ago, I really think I have served my time now!

      • To be fair, you are the number 1 producer of smut on TSA, Tuffcub. ;)

      • What happens on the Naughty step, stays on the Naughty step…

      • First rule of Naughty Step, you do not talk about the Naughty Step.

      • We’re gonna need a bigger Naughty step.

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