2017년 7월 10일 월요일

‘The Third Thumb’ is for all the times two just aren’t enough

Dani Clode
How many times have you wished for a third hand while trying to carry too many things? Well, you can't have that yet because it's not a thing (at least not an available thing), but maybe you can get yourself another thumb, which is almost as good. Dani Clode, a graduate student at the Royal College of Art in London, created The Third Thumb, a 3D-printed prosthetic that straps onto your hand.
The thumb is motorized and connected by cables to a bracelet. Pressure sensors underneath the wearer's feet connect to the thumb's motors via bluetooth. So, working the extra digit just requires you to press down with your foot. Clode said that she linked the thumb to foot controls because with actions like driving, using a sewing machine or playing piano, we already have practice completing tasks that require hands and feet to work together.

Clode says the project is meant to explore how we can add capabilities to our bodies with prosthetics. "The origin of the word 'prosthesis' meant 'to add, put onto', so not to fix or replace, but to extend," Clode said to Dezeen, "The Third Thumb is inspired by this word origin, exploring human augmentation and aiming to reframe prosthetics as extensions of the body."
In the video of The Third Thumb, which is just a prototype, people use the extra digit while playing cards, carrying wine glasses, cracking eggs and even playing guitar. Overall, extra appendages feel like a move towards Orphan Black's "Neolution", but The Third Thumb seems much less permanent and way less creepy.

애플 아이폰, 2020년 LCD -> OLED 전면 전환하나

애플이 2020년이 되서야 모든 아이폰에 OLED(유기발광다이오드) 디스플레이를 탑재할 것으로 보인다고 외신이 월스트리트저널(WSJ)을 인용해 보도했다. 애플은 올해 5.8인치 아이폰X 후속 모델과 6.5인치 플러스 모델 등 2종의 OLED ...