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Meet Magnus, the Cyborg Olympian with an Implanted Bionic Arm

October 5, 2016

(Wired) – More than a decade ago, Magnus was diagnosed with a tumour and had his right arm amputated. Following a novel prosthetics surgery in 2013 that integrated electrodes to his own nerves and muscle, and anchored the new arm directly to his bone, the Swede can operate machinery in his day job as a truck driver, tie his children’s shoelaces, unpack eggs and now compete for Sweden in the first “cyborg Olympics”.

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