Briton 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."