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Zac Vawter, a 31-year-old software engineer, is using his experimental bionic leg to climb all 103 flights of stairs to the top of one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. After losing his leg in a motorcycle accident, Vawter was fitted with a prosthetic leg that is controlled by his thoughts, a trailblazing prosthetic development. According to the New York Daily News, the mechanical leg whirs into action when Vawter thinks thoughts like “climb stairs.” He hopes to make it to the top of Chicago’s Willis Tower in an hour.