Some people are capable of doing great things even in the most unfavorable circumstances.
Who would expect a man who just had a stroke to build himself his own robot arm - from trash?
This guy did. His name is Wayan Sumardana from Bali, 31 years old. He built his robot arm in his workshop in the village of Nyuh Tebel in the Karangasem regency.
He suffered a stroke six months before. The stroke paralyzed his left arm and hand.
He said that one day, he saw his son crying because he is hungry and they have no food. The incident prompted him to do something.
He used his knowledge in electrical engineering to make a bionic arm out of junk.
He built a ‘neurotransmitter-like head band’ that supposedly sends signals from his head to his robot arm.
Describing his devive, Wayan said, “It’s similar to a lie detector. There are electrodes attached to my scalp, whose functions are to take small signals from the head. These signals would not be detected without this device. The signal is brought forward to an enlarged signal and then taken to the micro-control in my back and transferred to the front.”
He explained further, “For example, I intend to move this part. Are all part of this activity, but depending on our needs. If the tool is not active, my hand silently sticks to the body. The process works like a dynamo; if there is a shortcut, it remains quiet but spends more energy,”
“I want to motivate people who have had a stroke. LIFE is HARD, DYING is EASY!”
His story is indeed an inspiration for many. While many scientists were left scratching their heads, they might still want to check out how one man who lost an arm was able to built something out of junk.
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