'Bionic man' reaches top of skyscraper

2012-11-05 22:31

((Brian Jackson, AP))

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Cape Town – A man who lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident has reached the top of one of the world's tallest skyscrapers with the help of a bionic leg.

Zak Vawter became the first person ever to get to the top of Chicago's 103-storey Willis Tower wearing a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.

The 31-year-old completed the task in under an hour and without taking a single break.

Vawter showed off his smart limb for the first time during an annual stair-climbing charity event organised by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he is receiving treatment.

Nearly 3 000 climbers participated in this year's SkyRise Chicago, climbing about 2 100 steps to the Willis Tower's SkyDeck level, to raise money for the institute's rehabilitation care and research.

– For the full article visit Sky News.

 
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