New mind-controlled bionic limb to debut with a 103-story stair-climb

By Graham Templeton on November 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

Zac Vawter thinks big. A software engineer and former competitive long-distance runner, Vawter’s blog is a list of his not-so-modest aspirations, things like winning a marathon or writing a new large-scale search engine. After the motorcycle accident that took his right leg, Vawter kept running and quickly volunteered as a test subject for experimental new therapies. Now the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is using that tenacity to help debut its new, thought-controlled prosthetic leg in a grueling 103-floor stair-climb of Chicago’s Willis Tower. And Vawter is determined to do it in under an hour.

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