Man Builds a Smartphone Dock Into His Prosthetic Arm

Trevor Prideaux from the U.K. was born without his left arm. At age 50, he has embedded a dock for his smartphone into his fibreglass and laminate prosthetic limb.

The Telegraph reports that medical experts chiseled a fibrecast cradle for Prideaux’s fake arm so that he could text and check his phone easily. The only problem? Prideaux uses a Nokia C7…

Mr Prideaux, of Wedmore, Somerset, said: “I think this is the first time this has ever been done in the world – and it is brilliant.

“I can now take calls and make texts just by using my one hand, while the phone sits inside my arm.

“The phone slots smoothly and securely within my limb and is easily removable, when required. I think this would help a lot of people with prosthethic arms – especially those who were not born with the disability.

“People who have had motorbike crashes and soldiers who have lost limbs – they could all benefit from this.”

Why doesn’t Prideaux use the beloved iPhone? He explains:

“This phone is slightly narrower than an iPhone and has both a qwerty and alphanumeric board, which is easier for me to use.

My Nokia C7 sits within my forearm, between my stump socket and the single knob rotary that holds my limb attachments in place.”

What will doctors think of next?