Prosthetic tentacle

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19 Responses to “Prosthetic tentacle”

  1. crenquis says:

    She needs to develop a head-mounted (chin), mouth-controllable 8 armed version for quadriplegics…
    Might look a bit like this:

  2. Scott Wetterschneider says:

    Need rubbery nubbins on the gripping side.

  3. Brainspore says:

    As seafarer prosthetics go this has a “Captain Hook meets Captain Davy Jones” vibe.

  4. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Remember!  No oil-based lubricants.

  5. nitemayr says:

    I could have sworn I saw this before on BB… maybe not but It appears to have appeared all over in 2010

  6. DeWynken says:

    Odorous Maximus needs this for his stage costume..guess what part..

  7. Boundegar says:

    Sales will be brisk in Japan, I think.

  8. Aside from the human hand, I wonder what other forms and emulations would work in this world of ours.    Give me a finger any day.

  9. euansmith says:

    No Pastafarian should be without one.

  10. Nash Rambler says:

    This thing would certainly frighten some children.  Bonus!

  11. austinhamman says:

    the section marked “controls” disappoints me, i was hoping this used muscle control

  12. katkins says:

    Proteus.  Demon Seed.

  13. mr_bandit says:

    I have one hand and about 0.5 of the other forearm. I don’t use a prosthesis – they get in the way. (I build houses for a hobby – handy that I rarely hit my thumb.)

    I have pondered what kind of controls and tools a race with different types of limbs would make and use. We make many assumptions with our tools. I am amused by paper towel dispensers that say “pull with both hands”. Hammer and chisel is fun – I use duct tape.

    I also have a fuzzy stump – covered with pile velcro. I use strips of hook velcro to attach things. Very handy.

  14. Holy Crap! 
    I totally used a cybernetic prosthetic tentacle in a short story I wrote.
    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/312284

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