Just Like Doc Ock!: Prosthetic Tentacle Arms

December 9, 2010


If I lost an arm I can't say I'd run out to have the thing replaced with a tentacle. That's just asking for people to stare (and children to run screaming). No, I'd opt for a laser cannon before anything else. You know, or a plastic cutlass if times are tough. Still, maybe you'd want one. Hey, I'm not here to judge, I'm here to -- wait, why am I here? I was told there'd be free beer!

Kaylene Kau's prosthetic arm isn't your typical robot-arm. It doesn't even have fingers -- it's flexible tentacle design would make for an excellent replacement hand for wielding a lightsaber.

As a part of a student project, Kau was asked to "push the boundaries of current upper-limb prosthetic design." Powered by a small motor and a set of cables, the tentacle shaped prosthetic arm curls its claw to grip objects.

You know what? I change my mind about the whole laser cannon thing. I think I want a leg for an arm instead. That way I could run on all threes like a tricycle and hopefully win races. "GW, you sound mentally handicapped". Special Olympics gold, baby!

Hit the jump for a bunch more shots of the perfect arm to match your Cthulhu face.




Luke could have finished Vader off sooner if he had this robotic hand [dvice]

Thanks to Kane, inkblot girl and travis SQUIBB, who all want wheels installed on their hands. Like the Wheelers from Return to Oz? GTFO out of here with that creepiness!

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