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Man Has Nokia Phone Embedded In False Limb

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the arm-phone dept.

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judgecorp writes "A British man born with one arm has a Nokia phone dock embedded in his prosthetic limb. Apparently, Apple refused to have an iPhone suitably customized for the job. From the article: '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 prosthetic 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."'"

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Of course... (5, Funny)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851502)

"Apparently, Apple refused to have an iPhone suitably customized for the job."

We all know Apple's position on people who hold it wrong...

Re:Of course... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851622)

Apparently, Apple just wants to be fingered properly.

Re:Of course... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851630)

"Apparently, Apple refused to have an iPhone suitably customized for the job."

We all know Apple's position on people who hold it wrong...

And on this they would be right. How is he ever going to use it in cooler weather?

Re:Of course... (3, Funny)

rachit (163465) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851686)

If it was an iPhone 4S, it would have given new meaning to the phrase "Talk to the hand".

Re:Of course... (3, Funny)

ozmanjusri (601766) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852230)

And let's face it, we've all wanted to insert the iPhone into a loud Siri user, even when they weren't amputees.

Re:Of course... (5, Funny)

rossdee (243626) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851806)

And Apple products cost an arm and a leg, so this poor guy would be running out of limbs

Re:Of course... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851848)

The Human Interface Guidelines call for further miniaturization and a much smaller form factor coupled with greater flexibility as well as a completely different approach to extensibility. Can you say iPenis? I knew you could...

Re:Of course... (2)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851878)

Far too hazardous: the closed app store makes installing a trojan unacceptably difficult.

Re:Of course... (1)

siddesu (698447) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851982)

100% FUD. Similar items from the Apple store will install without trouble and at a reasonable cost. They will also check marital status and guide the penis to the proper orifices, so that no amoral activities and alimony liabilities occur.

Re:Of course... (1)

JonySuede (1908576) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852196)

So with iDick, I will have to stop fucking my gf ear ? Lame as a 1gen iPod, I want myDick back.

Re:Of course... (1)

siddesu (698447) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852874)

Lame, but soooo cool. I think you will be much happier if you trade your weird sex preferences for the privilege to pay for some of that magic.

Re:Of course... (1)

Starteck81 (917280) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852328)

We all know Apple's position on people who hold it wrong...

Maybe the hook acts as an antenna?

Re:Of course... (1)

EEPROMS (889169) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852906)

If he was a magical disabled unicorn who wanted an iphone inserted in to it's horn they would have done it

Motorbikes? (3, Insightful)

hairyfish (1653411) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851504)

People who've had motorbike crashes and soldiers? Is that what comes to people's minds when they think amputees?

Re:Motorbikes? (3, Funny)

couchslug (175151) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851540)

The fatasses who lost limbs to "diabesity" are less gratifying to picture.

Re:Motorbikes? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851626)

I was thinking of clumsy people with table saws.

Re:Motorbikes? (2)

tehdaemon (753808) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851912)

Clumsy fools with table saws are short digits, not limbs.

T

Re:Motorbikes? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852000)

Correct, clumsy people with industrial equipment, threshers, bushhogs and shotguns on the other hand....or on the one hand....or whatever.

Re:Motorbikes? (5, Informative)

demonlapin (527802) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851646)

Fat diabetics lose toes. Skinny emphysematous chain-smokers lose legs. Missing arms are almost always congenital or traumatic.

Re:Motorbikes? (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851962)

Don't lose hope, some people [hopkinsvasculitis.org] can lose upper [wikipedia.org] limbs to disease.

Re:Motorbikes? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851970)

Fat diabetics lose toes. Skinny emphysematous chain-smokers lose legs. Missing arms are almost always congenital or traumatic.

Cite your source. :)

Re:Motorbikes? (1)

msobkow (48369) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851984)

Diabetics suffer blood circulation problems later in life regardless of their weight. It is not caused by a self-imposed obesity problem.

Re:Motorbikes? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852312)

What do you think is the major cause of diabetes? Sure, Type I Diabetes is unrelated to body weight, but this makes up 90% have Type II Diabetes which is strongly correlated with obesity. In fact, studies have shown that weight loss can cure Type II Diabetes and prevent long-term complications. So yes, I would say it is self-inflicted (in the vast majority).

Re:Motorbikes? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852334)

Someone I know recently lost part of their penis due to diabetes.

Re:Motorbikes? (2)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851724)

People who've had motorbike crashes and soldiers? Is that what comes to people's minds when they think amputees?

I can't speak for the public perception; but the stats differ pretty significantly depending on the type amputation you are talking about. Since this phone graft is an arm thing, and wouldn't be nearly as useful in a leg(especially just the lower bit), upper limb amputations are presumably more relevant. Those are majority trauma cases, especially once you remove the congenital cases, as he does for some reason.

Circulatory issues(including but not limited to diabetes related ones) more often hit lower limbs and trauma less often does. Cancer-related and congenital issues are more evenly distributed.

Re:Motorbikes? (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852458)

I never ever wanted to ask a Slashdotter this ... but.. are you typing one-handed?

I have had a phone dock for years (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851518)

It fits all sizes [goatse.ru]

While I.. (4, Funny)

monzie (729782) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851522)

..Sit with a blackberry phone up my ass. (Posted from my BB playbook 'Bridged' with my BB )

Re:While I.. (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851594)

Bullshit. No one actually uses a playbook.

Re:While I.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852120)

I'm so sorry... if you need help, we can send someone to smash the damn thing for you and save you much anguish. God help you if you have to make it do anything with email... not like that's needed on a smart phone or anything, just saying.

Headset (5, Interesting)

dissy (172727) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851546)

Now all he has to do is put a bluetooth headset in the artificial hand.

Imagine, speaker embedded in the tip of the thumb, and mic embedded in the tip of the pinky finger.
That would look awesome!

Re:Headset (2)

Commontwist (2452418) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851802)

Be even cooler if he could learn to interface with it directly using biometrics between the artificial and the real to pick up nerve signals.

Re:Headset (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851858)

Now all he has to do is put a bluetooth headset in the artificial hand.

Imagine, speaker embedded in the tip of the thumb, and mic embedded in the tip of the pinky finger. That would look awesome!

Unfortunately that probably wouldn't count as "hands-free" in states where it is required, and you'd end up getting pulled over for talking into your (artificial) hand.

Re:Headset (1)

Mitsoid (837831) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851976)

He'd probably get off by giving the officer a laugh..

"Look, it's hands-free!"

But in seriousness, the article points out the guy can put it in speakerphone, which can satisfy most state laws on hands free.. I think the design is actually quiet handy and well thought out to support both ""Holding"" it to his ear (those who didn't check the article, it's embedded in the forearm) .. but also serves very well for texting (like a Power Glove (tm).. of sorts.. just with a phone UI)

IMO, great idea.. I'm glad someone was willing to work with him on that.. if only such things could be more main-stream ;-)

Re:Headset (1)

justanothersysadmin (1750776) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852440)

Is this [associatedcontent.com] close enough?

Re:Headset (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852570)

His artificial limb features a hook, not a hand, you insensitive clod!

Power source (4, Insightful)

Dan East (318230) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851564)

Just think of the additional batteries you could fit in an area the size of a prosthetic limb. You could probably get upwards of a month of normal smartphone use without recharging.

Re:Power source (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851586)

What about the weight? Batteries are heavy.

Re:Power source (4, Informative)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851800)

Apparently [google.com] the roughly approximate arm of a roughly approximate man would run in the 3.5-6.5 kg range.

If, in the spirit of wild-ass guessing and general laziness, we assume that your amputee-at-the-elbow loses half their arm mass and needs some, but not a whole lot, of headroom for purely structural replacement, you are still looking at 1.5-3ish kg of battery. A good Li-ion or Li-polymer will give you ~200Wh/kg, so 300-600Wh.

By comparison, the Nokia BL-5K battery in the C7 is a 3.7v, 1.2Ah unit: ~4.5Wh. An arm-battery would be somewhere between 65 and 130 times the capacity...

Re:Power source (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852090)

I don't know about you, but I used to do stocking at a commissary and lifting even a small case of duracells for extended periods got tiresome. You can throw all of the calculations you want at it, but I have real world experience and that experience says having an armful of batteries constantly isn't going to be very easy.

Re:Power source (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851600)

Yeah, except batteries are very heavy and you couldn't lift your arm to use the phone.

Re:Power source (1)

Pence128 (1389345) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851756)

Actually, there's a problem where prosthetic limbs aren't nearly as heavy as the parts they replace. Loosing a 5-10kg arm is pretty bad for your spine.

Re:Power source (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37853228)

> Loosing a 5-10kg arm is pretty bad for your spine.

Can it be cured by tighting it?

Re:Power source (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851822)

** Tries not to imagine plugging into the charger **

Re:Power source (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851954)

Hey, I should be mad at you! Now, turn around!

Re:Power source (1)

CAIMLAS (41445) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852048)

You could probably get upwards of a month of normal smartphone use without recharging.

And maybe 2 or three days with an iPhone.

Re:Power source (1)

Spykk (823586) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852302)

Three men were killed this morning when a high-five over extended battery life resulted in a devastating explosion. More at 11:00.

Re:Power source (1)

LordLucless (582312) | more than 2 years ago | (#37853110)

I dunno, I think a lot of prosthetic limbs are themselves powered, and require a battery for their own operations. I imagine the whole weight/cost/longevity issue has probably already been optimised around the arm's own function.

Swype anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851582)

If he is serious about ease of one-handed typing why wouldn't he choose an Android based phone?

Re:Swype anyone? (1)

Sockatume (732728) | more than 2 years ago | (#37853344)

Swype is also available for Symbian, albeit in beta form.

Wow. (1)

Slutticus (1237534) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851588)

Talk about being permanently attached to an OS. I hope he really really likes WinMo 7

Re:Wow. (2)

Triklyn (2455072) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851664)

yeah, getting locked into an OS is really going to outweigh him actually being able to use a device, which almost requires dragging interaction, without having to balance it on a semiflat non-stable surface. Also, apple, they is dicks.

Re:Wow. (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851832)

The C7 is a Symbian^3 device. If reviews are to be believed, that probably means that he would love WinMo 7. Or Android, or the sweet embrace of death, or just about anything, really.

Re:Wow. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851906)

His Nokia C7 is a Symbian phone...

Re:Wow. (1)

timeOday (582209) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852110)

Maybe WinMo 7 is good? Usually Microsoft gets it right shortly after people stop caring.

Re:Wow. (1)

wvmarle (1070040) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852808)

Does anyone still really care about Windows Mobile, now named Windows Phone 7? According to your theory they probably have gotten it right by now. The video demos that I have seen about it do look good. App support is most likely their greatest hurdle.... developers, developers, developers! isn't it?

iLimb (1)

bp2179 (765697) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851624)

We all know it's coming, that is why Apple wouldn't do it. What prior art? On a side no

Re:iLimb (1)

Mitsoid (837831) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851990)

if they can patent a rectangle, they can patent a limb :-)

Android? (1)

javakah (932230) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851652)

Hmm, if you are going to get a smartphone dock built into your prosthetic, it really ought to be an Android phone.

Re:Android? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851716)

Androids are fully artificial. He should really get a Cyborg phone.

Re:Android? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852396)

He might want to be able to upgrade the OS version eventually...

Re:Android? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37853098)

That would be cyborg

hands free? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851736)

Does it count as a hands free kit when you're driving? Even if you only have one hand?

HUMAN CENTiPAD returns! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851748)

Of course Apple refused to be involved - they gave up on man-machine hybrids after the HUMAN CENTiPAD fiasco: http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s15e01-humancentipad [southparkstudios.com]

Should have used more hackable phone (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851760)

He should have gone with the Nokia N9 or N900, the latter even more accessible than the former, software and hardware wise - you can just hack away in any language you want, even just shell scripting, no need to learn an all new programming language/framework and no need to get any sort of license to be able to write apps etc.

With a little hardware tweaking he would have a device in his arm that could basically function as a full PC (the N900 is designed for landscape mode), a short range FM station (integrated FM receiver and transmitter) AND as an infrared remote for his TV et al. (IR transmitter programmable by software)! How cool would that be?

Re:Should have used more hackable phone (2)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851836)

He should have gone with the Nokia N9 or N900, the latter even more accessible than the former, software and hardware wise - you can just hack away in any language you want, even just shell scripting, no need to learn an all new programming language/framework and no need to get any sort of license to be able to write apps etc.

Yes, because if there's one thing the typical shopper is looking for when buying a smartphone - it's shell scripting.

Re:Should have used more hackable phone (1)

lister king of smeg (2481612) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852308)

you have to remember this is slashdot. to this crowd myself included a phone i can write/execute shell scrips on is going to be a definite plus especially if it is for all intents and purposes going to be a body part, hell i would want to get the most functionality in that thing possible, i would see if they could add a couple usb port to it. of course that would bring a whole new meaning to thumb drive.

also it could be argued that is is probably not your typical smartphone shopper

Re:Should have used more hackable phone (1)

Confusador (1783468) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852344)

Yes, because if there's one thing the typical shopper is looking for when buying a smartphone - it's being able to interface it with their prosthetics

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this guy just might be a power user.

Re:Should have used more hackable phone (1)

pnot (96038) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852466)

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this guy just might be a power user.

Did you elbow your way into this thread just so you could be humerus?

Re:Should have used more hackable phone (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37853008)

Yes, because if there's one thing the typical shopper is looking for when buying a smartphone - it's being able to interface it with their prosthetics

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this guy just might be a power user.

all he did was stick the phone in his arm, it's a holster, not a hack.

I'd Give My Right Arm for One of These (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851784)

Just kidding :)

Underwhelmed (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37851882)

What's really amazing is how lauded engineers are for carving a hole in something that's already completely custom. Really? Five weeks? Maybe an afternoon. And while you're at it, why don't you make it a bit better by making it so that a new (different) phone could be fit inside in a shim casing. You know, so that a limb costing more than $10,000 isn't made obsolete in a couple of years when the phone becomes so. I have to say, I'm underwhelmed at what passes for serious effort these days. There are instructions for molding a custom car-console dock for an iPod all over the net. Hobbyists do a really professional job of something much bigger in far less time. And professional prosthetists can't do better? Sad.

so why not just use a bit of sticky backed velcro? (1)

peted56 (1842988) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851890)

Could have used any phone then.

Why not? (2)

evil_aaronm (671521) | more than 2 years ago | (#37851972)

I have a cochlear implant for hearing; why can't they implant a whole phone? I could answer calls and texts with brain waves instead of muscle movements.

Re:Why not? (2)

AlecC (512609) | more than 2 years ago | (#37853532)

Wait ten years. It takes that sort of time for gee-whizz new tech to become commonplace enough that people with skills in other fields (such as medical implants) can build the components into unrelated gadgets.

Though all you need is the control system and bluetooth in your brain. If the brain can touch an imaginary screen like fingers touch a real one, the rest of the phone can be in your pocket (easier to charge, upgrade etc).

Megaman (1)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852012)

Hasn't this dude ever played mega man games? A mega-buster in the arm is way cooler than a phone, not to mention with a mega buster you will always have access to a phone as you can simply "borrow" the phone of whoever is next to you.

Reading Comprehension FAIL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852014)

Of course, nobody reads the original article, including the OP. Apple didn't refuse to customize an iPhone. He asked them for a blank iPhone casing to develop the prosthetic, and they refused.

Why does this lack of reading comprehension fail to surprise me?

Re:Reading Comprehension FAIL (3, Informative)

nomadic (141991) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852148)

Possible explanations: (a) the distinction you make is not an important one. Just the casing is not standard Apple issue, and could arguably called customized. (b) the submitter might be a fanboi and didn't want Apple to sound as much like jerks as they actually were. Refusing to customize an iphone is one thing, refusing to provide even a blank casing is a new level of jackassry.

Big whoop (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852050)

I don't think it's such a big deal to put a cell phone in a wooden leg.

I had an uncle who kept a typewriter and a box of cuban cigars in a cedar chest.

(yeah, yeah, I know the article doesn't say anything about the artificial limb being made of wood, but I get to use that joke so seldom, that I felt this would probably be my best opportunity for some time.)

Get it? Wooden leg...cedar chest...? See...oh, forget it. I'm going back to Rage to kill some more Jackals. Those sons a bitches are pain, but they make a great noise.

The $200 Man (on contract) (1)

JustinFreid (1723716) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852100)

I don't know how many manufacturers will customize their product for a single customer, especially when that customization amounts to a case that's embedded in a prosthetic limb.

Agree (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852296)

The entire comment about Apple was completely out of place. I don't see any value for Apple (or even Nokia) on spending $$$ on R&D just to help one customer.

The only company that he should had talked too was the one building the prosthetic arm. They are the ones that can design the "hole" without damaging the device and if designed properly, the "hole" can have "adapters" for different models of smartphones that meet some criteria.

Maybe (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852158)

Maybe the Def Leopard drummer could get one and a drum machine app!

Idiot (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 2 years ago | (#37853256)

I can't her you, but I prefer Lead Zeppelin, Motley Crew and Limp Biscuit myself.

so (1)

n3r0.m4dski11z (447312) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852192)

nokia seems to have really gone out on a limb for this guy!

booya!

Come on, everyone take cheap shots at Apple again! (0)

flibbidyfloo (451053) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852270)

Hey, I hate Apple as much as the next /. reader, but this is just a baseless attack. OP writes "Apple refused to have an iPhone suitably customized for the job."

From TFA: "Trevor contacted Apple to try and get hold of a blank iPhone casing to test it out, but he said the communications giant refused to co-operate."

So some guy calls Apple and says "Hey can I get an empty iPhone shell to test out in my fake arm?" and they said no. The guy couldn't just go BUY an iPhone? Or borrow one?

It's not like Nokia custom-built a phone for him. It doesn't even sound like Nokia knew about this. The guy went to his local O2 store to upgrade his old phone and the workers there agreed to help him.

Re:Come on, everyone take cheap shots at Apple aga (2)

Rennt (582550) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852840)

The guy went to his local O2 store to upgrade his old phone and the workers there agreed to help him... to get in contact with the right people at Nokia.

I think you are reaching a bit to say Nokia didn't know about it based on the contents of the article. I mean, the author mentions "chiefs at Nokia" several times, I'm pretty sure they were not talking about O2 employees.

Accomplished what most of us have wanted. (1)

Trax3001BBS (2368736) | more than 2 years ago | (#37852272)

There has always been talk of sporting a Dick Tracy watch.
- It would appear Trevor Prideaux has bested all attempts.

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Nokia (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852824)

connecting peep'l.

I would... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852908)

I would rather have the Frag Cannon from Unreal Tournament in place of an artificial hand/arm! Much more usefull than a cell phone!!

Strange ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37852924)

"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." ... erm, who needs two hands to work his mobile?

I can send a text one handed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37853132)

When testing an iPhone, with the thoughts of purchase, I had to balance it on my prosthetic limb to text

Really? Because I send text messages on my iPhone just using one hand all the time, just type with your thumb. (This is totally ignoring the fact that an iPhone 4S would allow you to *speak* the text message to Siri)

An embedded phone AND a pirate hook (1)

Hentes (2461350) | more than 2 years ago | (#37853258)

This man is cool.

Slogan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37853262)

"Try the new Nokia. You'll be hooked"

Cyberpunk (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37853300)

As of now, Britain is now the most cyberpunk country!

arghh (1)

queBurro (1499731) | more than 2 years ago | (#37853354)

ring ring... "helloaarrrgghhhh me eye"

Talk to the arm.. (1)

minus9 (106327) | more than 2 years ago | (#37853448)

Is the Nokia C7 ARM based?
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