Mechanical Fingers Give Strength, Speed to Amputees

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“Invented by Dan Didrick of Naples, Florida, the device has no batteries, electronics, servos or actuators. Instead, each digit incorporates a simple mechanism which, when pushed by the surviving part of the wearer’s finger, curls a set of artificial phalanges.”

“Made of steel and blue plastic, Didrick’s X-Finger allows for a surprising degree of dexterity: Enough to grip (and swing) a golf club, operate a keyboard or even play musical instruments.”

See a video of how it works at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWvdSP8avhg&feature=player_embedded

For more info click on the image or on the link

http://www.wired.com/gadgets/miscellaneous/news/2007/07/xfinger/

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