Artistic visions for prosthetic design V - Red Arm I

This is part of my Red Hand Series.

This prosthetic arm is now very clearly recognizable as a replacement part that does not attempt to camouflage but to replace a shape. And I am all for anthropomorphic shapes - don't get me wrong. Just because I really like my sturdy and reliable hook function does not mean I want to look that way. I want to look as complete as possible, and while that is not possible it appears as if I am currently negotiating a compromise.

So currently we put good old Steiner's Rudy and his ideas about nervous people to use after establishing that nervousness is a real issue. Who'd a thunk it, there is a logical thread, a theory and a strategy.

red arm

So, here we go, obviously that right arm is different but not hard to figure out for others.

red arm

red arm

I definitely use this for typing and in fact, it is by far the best tool for typing I had so far. The cable controlled arm works very well for typing - the hook tips, or holding a pen with the voluntary opening hand are both useful ways to type. But this piece of "cosmetic arm" is very light, very precise in positioning the fingers and very comfortable.

red arm

Cite this article:
Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Artistic visions for prosthetic design V - Red Arm I; published June 22, 2009, 01:30; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=182.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1575530662, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Artistic visions for prosthetic design V - Red Arm I}}, month = {June},year = {2009}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=182}}


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