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Excellent prosthetic arm


Video kinda long. Arm, good.

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6/10/2018, 9:32 pm Link to this post PM spud100 Blog
 
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It was smart to not try to make it look like a natural body part. They avoided the "uncanny valley" aspect by not entering the valley. Instead of looking creepy, it looks really cool.

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We should go full Bionic Man with this.

The Uncanny Valley cost hugely for this project, so I am thinking ten billion a year at least to make it truly, a replacement, or 100 billion for 5 years. in my guess.
6/10/2018, 11:22 pm Link to this post PM spud100 Blog
 
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Fantastic, as there is a real, worldwide need for this. Great enough right here, right now.

Related, from my life - a neighbors son, who works as a part owner-worker of a company that makes a cutting edge prosthetic leg for the average pros leg needing person.

Accident victims and vets, essentially.

He grew up with tech. His dad is a retired engineer who worked as a consultant, traveling around the US and countries south of us over the 60's to the 90's, helping them update machinery to more automated status.

Now dad is firmly retired for many years, and the teen son has a boating tragedy resulting in the son losing the lower part of his left leg.

He became motivated to find an engineering solution to what he perceived as very poorly designed prosthetic he ended up with.

He worked with others and using currently available materials has a successful biz now, fabricating the legs. I got updated on how he is doing from seeing him recently as he stopped by to visit.

Now I see this and thought - uh oh. There goes his company. Then - hey, his dad worked to, effectively, give a similar experience to many workers over many years, by helping companies reduce workers via automation.

And anyway, the rush to printed-to-order low -cost prosthetics isn't coming on that fast. Its happening, and I hope it does come fast.

But as it does, this guy is bright enough to be one of the ones who adapts. He already has quite well.
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