Wearing a Deus Ex-inspired bionic arm is the future of prosthetics

The futuristic world of Deus Ex could soon be a reality after the game's creators announced a project with Razer and Open Bionics to create a prosthetic arm based on the world of the game.

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The team behind Deus Ex are making video games a reality, and solving a very real problem at the same time, with a new bionic arm inspired by the cyberpunk world of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Using their expertise in "near-futuristic art direction and augmentations," the game's creators Eidos-Montreal have designed a bionic arm based on the limb sported by Deus Ex hero, Adam Jensen.

As part of the "Augmented Future" project, the Deus Ex team have partnered with gaming company Razer and UK start-up Open Bionics, which develops low cost, 3D-printed prosthetic arms and pop culture-themed prostheses for kids.

The project will also use Razer's StarGazer webcam and Intel RealSense technology to bring the "augmentations" to life "with unparalleled speed and precision." In a teaser video for the technology, the creators showed a person's hand movements being captured via webcam before being recreated on the bionic arm in real time.

There's no word yet on when we'll see a working model, but we're ready to start channelling our inner video game hero to try it out.