One of the thousands of questions we have regarding how robots can help humans is about the integration of robotic prostheses in our body, and how that may help us develop new abilities.
This idea is “The Third Thumb”, a project by designer Dani Clod that has already won the Helen Hamlyn Award for Creativity, organized by London’s Royal College of Art.
It is a 3D-printed thumb that imitates the movement of the opposite thumb. Its movements are controlled via two pressure sensors placed on the user’s shoes, and it is connected to the thumb via Bluetooth.
An incredible experience that opens the door to a world of possibilities.