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[KW] UW Grad Develops Human Tentacle To Replace Arm.(VIDEO)

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http://www.komonews.com/news/local/112200434.html

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A simple motor drives two cables inside the tentacle, and the wearer controls it with a pair of switches on the upper section.

The user simply puts the tentacle in place, hits the switch, and it curls around whatever you might want to carry. The other switch unfurls the arm.

"The basic functions it does are holding things down, grasping and gripping," Kau says. "You can control the amount of curl it does, and it can curl around quite a few objects."

Designed for a class project while getting her degree, the tentacle arm is not only functional but would be a lot cheaper to produce - making it available to many more amputees.
Who are these jerks saying it's creepy?!
If somebody lost their arm and this is their only alternative, I say more power to them!
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I'd rather wear this than a nub
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I read "testicle"; gotta get my head out of the gutter!
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In other news, Hentai lovers worldwide rejoice.
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Wonder if i could still play video games..
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Wonder if i could still play video games..
You could play your Atari 2600 I suppose...

That joystick would be your best friend
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Asians are obsessed with tentacles
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In other news, Hentai lovers worldwide rejoice.
do want


btw trance
Edited by nukefission - 12/21/10 at 9:32am
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^^^ Creepy.

Tentacle is a good idea because its fairly simplistic.
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who would replace their arm to tentacle and thats like having a hand with no fingers
 
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