Could You Use An Extra Thumb? Here You Go!

posted by Dave Arlington - 

A London grad student wondered: what would happen if you gave people an extra thumb?

So Dani Clode put aside his studies at the Royal College of Art in London to find out. Using a 3D printer, he created a prosthetic extra thumb that straps onto your hand. It’s powered by motors on your wrist and directed by a foot control.

Dani is shown using his prototype to play guitar with an extra digit to hit more complicated chords. He gave everyday people a chance to try it out – and they all had a blast.

He also had a serious point behind what he calls The Third Thumb Project: in the future, we will be using prosthetics on a regular basis to augment our abilities.

Dave Arlington

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