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These high-tech bionic limbs are the future of prosthetics

“The first time I wore a limb that was so obviously bionic, it gave me a total sense of uniqueness and feeling mutant human in the best way possible," Modesta told the Alternative Limb Project.

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Modesta has been called the "world's first amputee pop artist," but she refers to herself as a bionic artist.

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De Oliveira Barata said she is working to get funding to make a collection "truly unusual designed limbs" that can be worn by people who don't have the funding to design their own prosthetics through the project.

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These high-tech bionic limbs are the future of prosthetics

But some push the boundary purely from an aesthetic perspective. The "spike leg" seen here is worn by Viktoria Modesta, who de Oliveira Barata said was a major influence on the Alternative Limb Project.

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These high-tech bionic limbs are the future of prosthetics

Much like Young's arm, many of de Oliveira Barata have a high-tech component.

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Five electrodes read Young's muscle contractions, allowing him to move the 3D-printed hand much like a normal one.

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De Oliveira Barata said her goal is "to inspire people to think differently about prosthetics, the body, and its evolution from an artistic perspective."

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She helped design this bionic arm that is worn by James Young, a 25-year-old biological scientist.

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