People quickly learn how to use a third thumb

Cambridge researchers have shown that members of the public have little trouble in learning very quickly how to use a third thumb — a controllable, prosthetic extra thumb — to pick up and manipulate objects. The third thumb’s movement was controlled by sensors attached to the user’s big toes, and communications were sent using wireless technology affixed at the wrist and ankle. Watch the video [Source: New Scientist on youtube.com]

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