Phone Embedded In Arm
October 27, 2011 by staff
Phone Embedded In Arm, A British man has an unusual implant – a spring in its integrated intelligent prosthetic arm A Briton is believed to have become the first patient in the world to have an intelligent coupling system built directly into his prosthetic arm, thanks to the mobile operator O2.
Fifty years old, Trevor Prideaux was born without her left arm and for years has struggled to use a mobile phone. However, with the arrival of Apple’s iPhone, Prideaux found that he could use a phone, but still had to balance the smartphone in your prosthetic arm or put it on a flat surface for keyboard activities texting and others.
According to an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Trevor Prideaux explained how, after trying the iPhone, Apple’s approach of a “white iPhone case”, but the iPhone maker reportedly “refused to cooperate.”
He got in touch with mobile operator O2, when he had to upgrade its current Nokia mobile phone, and explained his idea. O2 agreed to help, and technicians in the Exeter Mobility Centre (EMC) in Devon (where usually prosthetic arms Prideaux) is working on a “member communications.”
In essence, the team made a mold of laminated fiber phone and became the member, and Nokia C7 Prideaux of slots in the inner arm. It took five weeks to develop a working prototype.
“I think this is the first time this has ever been done in the world – and that’s great,” said Prideaux, of Wedmore, Somerset, the Telegraph. “Now I can receive calls and texts make only using my hand while the phone is in my arm.”
“The phone slots smoothly and safely within my limbs and is easily removable when necessary,” he said. “I think this would help many people with arms -. prosthethic especially those not born with a disability”
“People who have motorcycle accidents and soldiers who have lost limbs – all could benefit from this,” he said.
Prideaux explained that Nokia C7 actually suit you better than an iPhone, since it is narrower than the iPhone has both a QWERTY keyboard and alphanumeric table, which is easier for him to use.
“My Nokia C7 is inside of my forearm, between my stump and making the only knob that holds my attachments of the limbs in place,” he said. “Now, when I did not call me I can hold my arm to your ear or put it in speaker phone. It can also be done if I need it. The text messages is much easier and much safer.”
“I am very grateful to the people of EMC,” he said. “This is a leap forward that has helped me a lot and can also help others.”
Back in September 2010, revealed that two independent research groups in the U.S. have developed an artificial skin, electronics that has the ability to detect, and respond to a very light touch.
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