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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Mechanical fingers

The above is a completely mechanical finger replacement that was designed by Dan Didrick. It has no electronic parts, and is as low tech as you can get. The amazing thing is that it works well enough that users of the devices can regain the ability to do things like playing golf or holding a glass. The guy who designed it has no background in the medical field. His background is in creating silicone masks and props for movie sets. Pretty cool.

Read the whole story at Naples News: The gift of grip

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