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.