Trevor Prideaux was born without a left arm, and could only use his smartphone when balancing it on his prosthetic arm or putting it on a flat surface. This led him to contact medical experts and communications chiefs at Nokia about creating a special limb that could accommodate his phone. What resulted was a fibreglass and laminate prosthesis which has a special cradle for Trevor’s Nokia C7, allowing him to take calls and text with only one hand.
“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.”
The prototype limb, which was created in a mere five weeks, is considered groundbreaking. Trevor says: “I think this is the first time this has ever been done in the world – and it is brilliant.” We agree.