Prosthetics and wearable technology

This story about a man who has adapted his prosthetic arm to embed a smartphone in it raises some interesting thoughts and questions.

The first is the around the continual striving of individuals to make technology work for them. A really great idea seems to suffer from a lack of support from suppliers and manufacturers and took some individual determination to make it happen.  The result, as is often the case, then becomes attractive to the bigger boys to take up.

The second is the simplicity of the solution.  It's not about complex technology or interfaces but taking the modern accessible technology and using it in a different way.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20125446-1/man-embeds-smartphone-into-prosthetic-arm/

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DESIGN AND THE HUMAN FACTOR: Prosthetics and wearable technology

Friday, 2 December 2011

Prosthetics and wearable technology

This story about a man who has adapted his prosthetic arm to embed a smartphone in it raises some interesting thoughts and questions.

The first is the around the continual striving of individuals to make technology work for them. A really great idea seems to suffer from a lack of support from suppliers and manufacturers and took some individual determination to make it happen.  The result, as is often the case, then becomes attractive to the bigger boys to take up.

The second is the simplicity of the solution.  It's not about complex technology or interfaces but taking the modern accessible technology and using it in a different way.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20125446-1/man-embeds-smartphone-into-prosthetic-arm/

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