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Famous Shark Attack Victim

Coolest Bionic Robot Limbs

We've Ever Seen!!!

8/8/2013 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Okay fine, we use a lot of hyperbole, but seriously ... famed shark attack victim Paul de Gelder's artificial limbs are scientific MASTERPIECES!!! You have to see 'em to believe 'em.

FYI, Paul -- who appeared on Discovery channel's "I Escaped Jaws" -- lost his right leg and hand during a vicious shark attack in Sydney, Australia back in 2009 -- and has since been outfitted with what he calls the "best commercially available" prosthetics in the world ... worth roughly $250,000.

The hand is what's called an I-LIMB, which uses electrodes to track muscular movement in the remaining portion of Paul's arm to operate individual fingers and grip things. It's insane.

The hand costs roughly $100,000, but the leg costs even more -- it's called the X2 and Paul says it goes for around $150,000. He can pretty much walk and move like natural.

Science is awesome. Also watch the video to hear some great "Sharknado" survival tips.

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chicagoannie    

Mr de Gelder's replacement limbs are tech marvels. So glad he survived the shark attack and that modern medicine has been able to help him!

378 days ago
2.

Fred Farkel    

I apologize to the entire world today for being cranky curmudgeon.


I apologize to my ex-wife for being mean.


I will try and be a better man tomorrow and not complain that my feet hurt.


Thank you

378 days ago
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Alienchicken    

Nice!!! The prosthetics ain't half bad either!

378 days ago
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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

The prosthetic hand and arm look better than his dirty tatooed arm.

378 days ago
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firebaby    

incredible... this is what technology should be about, not releasing a "new" version of an iphone every 3 months....

378 days ago
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Peter Popoff    

I'm Sure he wanted to hear those dumb questions

378 days ago
7.

Ashley     

don't care about your arm.....
majority of the nation could care less......
if its not women you're attacking, its another race or animal in their natural environment.......serves you right, no sympathy here..........

378 days ago
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Chuggly    

Why is he wearing a bra?

378 days ago
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DeeWA2008    

Why doesn't he get it in FLESH colored tones. BLACK makes him look odd & draws more attention to himself, but them maybe that's what he wants.

378 days ago
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Nobrows    

What a cool guy. He shows the best of what we can be.

377 days ago
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MP    

That's amazing. I'd love to see this technology brought to our wounded military members.

377 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Another reminder that good healthcare is reserved for the rich.

377 days ago
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U dont know me     

Wow this needs to become more available for other people

377 days ago
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cobrazombie    

1. Serve the public trust
2. Protect the innocent
3. Uphold the law
4. _

377 days ago
15.

ams165    

Do they have a bionic schlong?? I need a couple extra inches..

377 days ago
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