Guy has smartphone dock built into prosthetic arm

Guy has smartphone dock built into prosthetic armBriton Trevor Prideaux, 50, was born with one arm, and in the past has struggled to hold and use touchscreen smartphones with one hand.

The solution? Trevor has had a smartphone dock built into his prosthetic arm. It’s thought to be the first modification of its kind anywhere in the world.

"Now when I get a call I can either hold my arm up to my ear or put it on speaker phone,” explains Trevor. “I can also take it out if I need to. Texting is also much easier and a lot safer.”

And what kind of smartphone does Trevor have? A Nokia C7. Trevor explains: "This phone is slightly narrower than an iPhone and has both a qwerty and alphanumeric board, which is easier for me to use.”

Trevor did contact Apple to see if they’d be interested in helping to develop the modification, but – as reported in the Telegraph – “the communications giant refused to co-operate.”

Instead, Trevor turned to Nokia and technicians at the Exeter Mobility Centre. "I am hugely grateful to the people at EMC. This is a leap forward which has helped me out a lot and can also aid others."

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Julias  Oct. 31, 2011 at 11:06

What no iPhone?would have been Dr iHook otherwise.

Smiff  Oct. 31, 2011 at 12:54

God. the summary on hukd is "Guy has smartphone dock built into prost... " i thought he'd connected it to his prostate somehow. Wouldn't really surprise me either.

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