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December 20th, 2010
01:53 PM ET

THE BIG I: Tentacle-Shaped Prosthetic Arm

Today's Big I is on a tentacle-shaped prosthetic arm developed at the University of Washington.

Click here to get more information on the prosthetic arm.

Click here to see the other research done by Kaylene Kau.

Click here to check out the University of Washington's Industrial Design program.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • The Big I
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  1. Kevin

    Yes, because the primary thing a person with a amputation type injury needs is to look even more like a freak. (/end sarcasm)

    You do realize that stealing a concept off a well-known video game cybernetic bad-guy is *not* original? Merely taking the blade off the end doesn't make it a "new idea".

    When did they stop teaching designers to consider real world applications for their products? Or to completely ignore what is actually being developed in that particular field (there's nothing like re-inventing the wheel and coming up with a design that is both less functional and less efficient!)

    December 24, 2010 at 10:18 am |