Man Gets Smartphone Built Into His Arm

phoneFor this disabled British man, becoming a bit of a transhuman cyborg makes everyday tasks more doable. However, I think the rest of us will eventually get smartphones implanted in our arms simply out of laziness. Via the Telegraph:

Trevor Prideaux, who was born without his left arm, used to have to balance the smartphone on his prosthetic arm or put it on a flat surface to use it. But now Mr. Prideaux, 50, can call and text his loved ones without moving the mobile, which is embedded into his fiberglass and laminate limb.

The catering manager sought help from medical experts and communications chiefs at Nokia to build the special prosthethic. They carefully carved a phone shaped fibrecast cradle into the skin-colored prototype, allowing his Nokia C7 to sit inside it.

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.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kaliman.oxcuro Kaliman Oxcuro

    awesome!! can’t wait to be able to just download info directly into my brain without having to actually read it, \

  • http://www.facebook.com/kaliman.oxcuro Kaliman Oxcuro

    awesome!! can’t wait to be able to just download info directly into my brain without having to actually read it, \

  • Will

    This story is dumb. The technology is not integrated. What is the difference between this and a cup holder inside of a car?

  • Will

    This story is dumb. The technology is not integrated. What is the difference between this and a cup holder inside of a car?

  • Toxiczen

    that guy is “hooked” on technology! :P

  • Toxiczen

    that guy is “hooked” on technology! :P

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KAWJ4BBSPWGE47Q56RRMU53KIE Christopherk

    Good for him but they could have at least given him an iPhone. Why would they need to consult Nokia, when all they need is a ruler and a router.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KAWJ4BBSPWGE47Q56RRMU53KIE Christopherk

    Good for him but they could have at least given him an iPhone. Why would they need to consult Nokia, when all they need is a ruler and a router.

  • Anonymous

    He plays too much Fallout.

  • Redacted

    He plays too much Fallout.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Interesting that he had a 21st century smart phone
    imbedded into a 19th century prosthetic arm.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    Interesting that he had a 21st century smart phone
    imbedded into a 19th century prosthetic arm.

  • Von

    …so how does he charge it?

  • Von

    …so how does he charge it?

  • The Chariot

    oh fancy 

  • The Chariot

    oh fancy 

  • jasonpaulhayes

    I would give my left arm to get that cellphone case.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    I would give my left arm to get that cellphone case.

  • Maliwan

    So what happens if he needs an upgrade

  • Maliwan

    So what happens if he needs an upgrade