The Third Thumb Project


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 by using two motors pulling against the natural tension of a flexible 3d printed material. The motors are controlled by two pressure sensors retrofitted into your shoes, under your toes, and communicate to the thumb via Bluetooth connection.

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5 Responses:

  1. phuzz says:

    And how long before someone tries to have a wank with one of these and accidentally rips their own genitals off?

  2. Jim Sweeney says:

    I'm holding out for the "All Thumbs" model.

  3. AnotherDave says:

    Why get only one? Why not '3rd and 4th thumb project'?

  4. Injector says:

    Kind of like the Neosapiens from the '90s cartoon, Exosquad. (They only had three fingers, and two opposed thumbs.)

  5. apm74 says:

    The iPhone 10 will require a third thumb. Genius.

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