Keen gamer fitted with prosthetic arm inspired by console hit Metal Gear Solid

A BRIT was fitted with a prosthetic arm inspired by classic video game Metal Gear Solid.

Daniel Melville, 29, is the first recipient of the hi-tech artificial limb which has movable fingers and can pick up an egg without breaking it.



The £10k 'Hero Arm', from Bristol firm Open Bionics, has the dexterity to hold a mobile phone, cutlery and can operate machinery like a lawnmower.

Dan, who was born without his right arm in Reading, Berks, said: “This is unbelievable. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted from a bionic arm."

It is modelled on the bionic arm of the Metal Gear Solid protagonist Venom Snake whose device is packed with missiles and a gun to stun enemies.

Samantha Payne, COO and co-founder of Open Bionics, said: “Since Open Bionics founded six years ago, Snake’s arm is one of the most requested cover designs for the Hero Arm, so we’re delighted to offer this to our users and grateful to KONAMI for collaborating to make fiction a reality.

"This collaboration came about from a mutual appreciation of art, science, and technology.

"It’s pure joy to see this piece of engineering and art impact a person’s life.

"Upper limb amputees can sign-up for a Hero Arm on our website.”



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