Third Thumb Is The 3D-Printed Prosthesis You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now

Third Thumb Is The 3D-Printed Prosthesis You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now

Third Thumb Is The 3D-Printed Prosthesis You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now

(Digital Trends, 7/6/17)

Want to look like a cyborg from some dystopian sci-fi movie about survivors in a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland? Then you will probably want to check out this awesome 3D-printing prosthetics project from Dani Clode, a graduate student at London’s Royal College of Art (RCA). Clode developed a functional prosthetic third thumb that is capable of carrying out an impressive range of motions designed to extend the wearer’s abilities.

“The Third Thumb is a 3D-printed thumb extension for your hand, controlled by your feet,” Clode told Digital Trends. “The Third Thumb investigates the relationship between the body and prosthetic technology in new ways. It is part tool, part experience, and part self-expression; a model by which we better understand human response to artificial extensions.”

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