Harold scientists have developed a prosthetic hand with extraordinary grasping powers, inspired by the limbs of well-known yacht enthusiast, Sir Philip Green.
Dr Rachel Guest explains: “Our new device bypasses usual hindrances like common decency, by incorporating the so-called Green technology chip into a myoelectric hand.”
“Once it detects stored wealth, say pensioners’ life savings, the prosthetic limb can grasp everything not actually nailed down, then hide it in a Monaco bank account held in trust by the other hand.”
Dr Guest says that in operation, the wearer simply points the camera at an object in which they’re interested. If it belongs to someone else, the arm muscles are instantly tensed and the prosthetic controller automatically calculates its value. “If it’s hundred of millions, then bingo, the device adopts the correct grip to silently pick it up and slip it into the wearer’s back pocket”.
Dr Guest’s team are now refining the software so that the device functions undetected over a 24 hour cycle “Up to now it has worked best under cover of knight.”