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Mechanical Prosthetic Thumb

Posted 6 Dec 2001 at 15:07 UTC by steve Share This

A team of eight engineering students at Nanyang Technological University have developed a mechanical prosthetic thumb that mimics the articulation of the forefinger. The team, led by Adrian Lim, call their device Mimic and say it does not require electrical power because it is mechanically synced with the forefinger. The device was developed for the University's Innovation and Design competition. Reuters has released a short news item on the thumb.


Didn't Ford Prefect have one of those?, posted 6 Dec 2001 at 15:12 UTC by steve » (Master)

I have to admit, the first thing I thought of when I read about this was Ford Prefect's Electronic thumb from Hitch-Hiker's. I was expecting them to say it was actually a subether transmitter...

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