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Check Out This Wild Robotic Second Thumb You Can Add To Your Hand

The concept of the opposable thumb takes on an entirely new meaning when you add a second thumb to your hand–next to your pinky finger and yes, opposite your existing thumb.

People often wish they had a third hand when trying to do too many things at once. But have you ever thought about what it would be like to have a second thumb on one of your hands? This is now possible thanks to advancements in the field of robotics.

An additional thumb can be added to your hand and can be controlled wirelessly by the user's big toes. This TikTok video from user @future_explored explains.


"In just a few minutes, people can learn to grasp objects," @future_explored says. "And after a few days it starts to feel like a part of their body. And it can be used in amazing ways that are completely different than how humans normally use their hands."

"I honestly want this," writes commenter @psc_r.

Viewers of the video are asked what other body parts they would like to have.

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Commenter @david_howard66 says he would like to have wings.

Another, @nonameforthisguy, says he would like "a tail that could be used to climb stuff."

One viewer would like "extra brain storage, I just want to remember my dreams in vivid detail," writes @reillythebookreader.

There are many possibilities here. We'll be following developments in robotics and posting stories about new innovations as soon as we get our hands on them.

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