Tentacular awesomeness pushes limits of body image
Pushing the boundaries of current upper-limb prosthetic design, designer Kaylene Kau has created a prosthetic arm that supports the dominant functioning hand in accomplishing day-to-day tasks with ease and efficiency. Featuring a flexible design, the prosthetic arm adjusts to allow a variety of different grips to hold a variety of objects with minimum fuss. The Prosthetic Arm also integrates motors and cables, which help the user control the amount of arm curls required for different tasks. Presenting a simple yet effective design, the new prosthetic limb makes users self-reliant, as they can carry out their everyday tasks without any assistance.
Of course, any advances in prosthetics is welcome, but I bet the first thoughts of most people reading this here were either Cool! I could be an octopus! or Woah - I want one of those on my next Hallowe'en costume!
I'd really like to see a video of it in action - I can't decide if it would be cool or creepy.
I also imagine that an arm like this would be (relatively) easy to engineer for the amateur.