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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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taffy84    

Wow very cool

441 days ago
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Sonja    

He's lucky. And the technology is amazing, too bad though that most amputees will never have the kind of money needed for such advances. Hell even a fiberglass and foam leg will run you $5000.. and that's about the limit an insurance company will cover.

441 days ago
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viviane mendoza    

Sorry the stupid question but somebody knows the brand of his sneakers It's really cool..

thanks

441 days ago
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ricktrips    

Dude has a great attitude, I love a good survivor/success story.

441 days ago
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Pockets    

2 pages and not one BIONIIIIC AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRMMMM!!!

441 days ago
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laffnbear    

If the obese are supported for "having curves" and the rest of us are condemned for stating the obvious, why not leave the alkies alone.

441 days ago
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Scenester    

I really enjoyed this week's "Good Morning America" episode highlighting a shark repellent wetsuit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAUpFcTo8n8

438 days ago
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