Originally Posted by neobloodline
This is a stupid invention for a number of reasons. Firstly, they have arms that can grip things.. what people need is more dexterity. Secondly, people that are missing limbs are suffering because they feel different and they stand out in a crowd. That is often much worse than the actual loss of a limb because you have to live with the stigma your entire life. We need arms and legs for people that look like arms and legs. Those kinds of devices can be thought of in time as actually being that persons arms and legs, but a device such as this is always going to be the weird tentacle porn arm gadget.
Actually, it's quite genius.
It's just a first step and only moves in 2 directions, but if you scale down the concept into individual parts, suddenly, you've got joints where the motor isn't at the joint, and fingers that can completely curl around abnormal shaped objects.