The third thumb: prosthetic that enhances the prehensile capability of the hand

The third thumb

The human thumb has a really dynamic movement, the opposing movements working together make the thumb more functional than a single finger. The Third Thumb replicates these movements. It investigates the relationship between the body and prosthetic technology in new ways. It is part tool, part experience, and part self-expression. It instigates necessary conversation about the definition of ‘ability’. The Third Thumb aims to challenge the perception of prosthetics. By extending the body it creates a similar trajectory for prosthetics as glasses or plastic surgery — creating a shift from medical device to positive body image statement.

SOURCE: Dani Clode Design

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