The Third Thumb: When You Need Extra Fingers!
July 12, 2017
A London student has created a Bluetooth-enabled 3D printed prosthetic called the ‘Third Thumb’.
Dani Clode is a grad student at London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) and her latest creation is something called The Third Thumb: a 3D-printed prosthetic. She wanted to change the way that people think about prosthetics. The Third Thumb is a 3D-printed prosthetic that allows you to do whatever you’d normally do with an opposable thumb, but an extra one.
HOW TO USE?
The Third Thumb is a 3D-printed prosthetic that allows you to do whatever you’d normally do with an opposable thumb, but an extra one. The thumb straps onto the side of your hand, and connects to a bracelet containing wires and servos. The wearer controls it using pressure sensors that sit under the soles of their feet. If they press down with one foot the thumb will make a grasping movement, with these instructions sent to the wrist unit via Bluetooth.