Prosthetic Arm Looks Like A Tentacle

Prosthetic Arm Looks Like A Tentacle
technology

Design student creates a concept octopus apendage as an alternative to traditional mechanical limbs.

Laura Feinstein
  • 3 december 2012

There’s a lot of ways in which a person can alter their body –there’s tattoos, piercings, and if you’re Wolverine, a metal exoskeleton fused to your bone that releases steel claws whenever you get really really mad. However, on the more practical end of the spectrum, Kaylene Kau, a recent graduate of the University of Washington for Industrial Design, recently came up with the above concept for a tentacle-like arm that allows for dexterity and grip, a problem that has plagued many prosthetic limb designs already on the market.

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