What would you do with a third or fourth thumb?


#1

Who says prosthetics have to conform to existing human anatomy?

"For her graduate work at the Royal College of Art, Dani Clode created a wearable third thumb that can help its user carry more objects, squeeze lemons or play complex chords on the guitar.

The Third Thumb is a motorized, controllable extra digit, designed for anyone who wants to extend their natural abilities.

A student of the school’s product design masters, Clode created the device as a way to challenge conventional ideas about prosthetics – usually thought of as devices only for people with disabilities."

Redefining our extremities could open up a whole new world of ideas…


Third Thumb: an opposable prosthetic enhancement
#2

TBH, it’s kind of freaking me out a little! Still, it’s a neat idea.


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#4

When I was a lad pushing an idiot stick for a living, one of the other ditch-diggers had three fingers and two thumbs on both hands. Played a mean bass guitar, but was sadly kind of stupid.

Both the “extra” thumbs and the regular ones were long and slender like fingers but opposed like thumbs.


#5

What would you do with a third or fourth thumb?

I don’t know, it’s not clear. I need guidance - some kind of rule …


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