Ever wondered what it would be like to lose a limb? Ever wondered what it would be like to have tentacles (Message to anyone living downstream from Pickering Ontario: What's it like to have tentacles?...And if you don't get that...investiGoogle it; I'm not going to pick on Chernobyl, they've been through enough)
Well designer Kaylene Kau, graduate (BFA) of the University of Washington's school of Industrial Design, thought that the tentacle would be an outstanding replacement for the human limb. Ideally replacement limbs and prosthetics serve much the same purpose as the missing parts. Often hands are replaced with static hooks and claws, arms are jointed but just... sometimes robotic and animatronic limbs are simply replicas of the absent member. Kaylene thought slightly outside the box and decided that she would design a limb that, instead of replicating human motion, would exceed the capabilities of our structures.
This tentacle-like limb is an interesting design showcasing Kaylene's talents in design and creativity. When asked to describe the design she said : "Through extensive research I found that the prosthetic functioned as an assistant to the dominant functioning hand. The prosthetic needed to be both flexible and adjustable in order to accommodate a variety of different grips"
To see more of Kaylene's designs, or to contact her, visit her website here
Cheers to improvement over