Man builds smartphone dock into arm
You'd think being born without a forearm would be limiting for a smartphone user.
Not for catering manager Trevor Prideaux, who flipped his handicap on its head and turned his prosthetic limb into a dock for his Nokia C7, The Telegraph reports.
Prideaux came up with the idea after playing around on an iPhone, but realised he would struggle one-handed and reached out to Apple for help with the custom prosthetic.
With the company apparently unwilling to lend a hand, Prideaux turned to Nokia who provided sample casing. Techheads at the Exeter Mobility Centre did the rest, creating a fibre glass limb with a cradle for the C7.
Now the 50-year-old from Somerset can use his smartphone hassle-free. It might be expensive for an upgrade, but that's one hell of a hands-free kit. ®
Does this docking device limb use an ARM processor?
I thought that was going to be the latest publicity seeking from Captain Cyborg.
Apple were probably right
You have to think that if Apple had developed a prosthetic arm with a dock for the iphone there would have been some people insisting on surgery just so they could have one fitted.
Re: "I'm surprised that Apple didn't take the same approach as Nokia.."
I'm surprised that you are surprised. If you are not famous or influential Apple don't give a fuck - they never give away free stuff to 'nobodies'.
"With the company apparently unwilling to lend a hand"