During the BDYHAX bodyhacking and biohacking convention, Konami are planning to unveil their groundbreaking Phantom Limb project.
This first time event will be held during February 19th – 21st in Austin’s Convention Center in Texas. The project will be shown alongside its beneficiary, 25-year-old James Young. Su-Yina Farmer, European Communications Manager for Konami, will also be in attendance as the pair discuss the origins of the project, its design evolution and the many skilled teams that contributed to its design and realization.
This fantastic prosthetic limb was inspired by Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, where series hero Snake (Big Boss) awakes from a nine-year coma to discover his left arm has been removed due to extensive damage. During the course of the game, he adapts and expands the capabilities of his cybernetic replacement until it becomes a vital part of his arsenal. This project was to highlight the stunning work prosthetic artist, Sophie De Oliviera Barata produces, and to create a limb ideally suited to James’ tastes and needs.
There will also be a special documentary that tracks the development of James’ limb, and shadows those involved with its creation and production. Details on this will come at a later date, whilst Konami have also created a blog, which will showcase the technology being used, the design process from concept to reality, and James getting to grips with the bespoke prosthetic.
You have to agree that the Phantom Limb project is an amazing project from Konami and work prosthetic artist, Sophie De Oliviera Barata. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.