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.