Mechanic Created His Own Mind-Controlled Bionic Arm

This paralyzed man was able to make a bionic arm from scratch using only tools and scrap metals from his workshop.


As the song goes “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. This line can be related to Wayan Sumardana, a 31-year old welder by trade from Bali, Indonesia, who was able to innovate something amazing despite his social status and having just survived a mild stroke. He created his own mind-controlled bionic arm.

Wayan, or Tawan as people call him, was able to make a bionic arm from scratch using only tools and scrap metals from his workshop.

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Tawan’s arm was left paralyzed after he suffered from a mild stroke. Being his family’s breadwinner, he had to find a way to be able to work. Using his enthusiasm and some knowledge in electrical engineering, he was able to create his own mind-controlled bionic arm.

He can transmit signals from his head to his bionic arms, so it can work like a real arm.

According to Tawan, his machine works like a lie detector. Electrodes are attached to his scalp, wherein it takes signals from his head. The signals are them amplified then analyzed in the micro-control on his back, then will be transmitted to his bionic arm.

“I want to motivate people who have strokes.” Tawan said.

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