Friday, December 05, 2008

Jacques Monestier - Automata Maker and Sculptor

prehensile prosthetic hand
Jacques Monestier is an automata maker and sculptor. For over 30 years, he has also worked with amputees to devise creations like this very beautiful and functional prehensile prosthetic hand. The artist explains that the hand uses the same basic principles as a human hand. The fingers are made of three articulated phalanges each. The thumb is rigid and is directly opposite the index finger.

To see video of this and other marvels visit the web site of Jacques Monestier.

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