We have imagined how it would feel like to be a Cyborg!
Well, time has come to live that dream, one thumb at a time. The Third Thumb is an innovative device which acts as an extension to your hand giving you a feel of having an extra thumb which increases the scope of activities you can do with your hands.
It replicates the movements made by your regular thumb 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.
Most of it is 3d Printed, the Third Thumb aims to challenge the concept of Prosthesis by shifting focus from “fixing defects” to “extending ability”.