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Chinese amputee ‘Iron Leg Man’ shares his hi-tech prosthetic leg design online so others can use it

Chinese amputee LED prosthetic leg
  • Liang Kaiyu, 30, created his own prosthetic leg and then modified it by adding LED lights, shock absorbers and a self-charging interface.
  • “It’s 2022, and I can finally wear an artificial leg that I made myself. Although it looks a bit ugly, it is unique and meaningful to me,” Liang, a former industry equipment designer who earned the nickname “Iron Leg Man,” said in a viral Douyin post.
  • Liang lost his left leg following a work-related injury in January 2020. Before finding the motivation to make his artificial limb, his life was “like riding a roller coaster.”
  • To help inspire others like him, Liang shared his designs online so that prosthetic manufacturers and other amputees can improve their artificial limbs.

A Chinese amputee who earned the nickname “Iron Leg Man” has shared the designs of his customized high-tech prosthetic leg so that other amputees can improve their artificial limbs.

Liang Kaiyu, 30, told Chinese state media CCTV on Sunday that in addition to creating his own prosthetic leg, he also modified it by adding LED lights, shock absorbers and a self-charging interface.