Man Makes Finger Prosthetic Out of Bicycle Parts

Washington amputee Colin Macduff was granted a provisional patent for his design which helps him grab items.
1:31 | 03/19/13

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It's nice to have your own shop in the girl. For the shopper not Colin make dolphin would not to be able to get this much done. Had he not invented the prosthetic finger that gives him the dexterity to do anything he wants. He lost his finger in an explosives accident in 2010. His wife Becky -- members that -- well. It was really scary you know -- -- to look at the finger was was. Scary. Collins doctor told him he'd get used to the amputation I'm sorry. You'll get you'll you'll never get -- -- of of the yes he was still in the recovery room after surgery when this idea hit him. And at 3 in the morning he woke me up and said I'm going to make me a new finger at a bicycle parks. And I just smiled and. Had you that commencement -- for the Backstreet back home -- merge traditional one day with this here is. Here's the original prototype. And I cut up to handle bars. It took -- eight hours of cutting grinding and -- himself a new bio mechanical finger it's not designed to make a tight fist. It's designed to grab a tool with just three moving parts Collins design was awarded a US patent. He's now fitting other amputees with his unique -- to give hold back to. To a patient to have -- function again to do their job to do in the simplest things like. -- -- you know. Help grab a coffee cup.

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