At first glance, there is nothing special in these pictures.
But closer observation reveals a clever prosthetic in the place of a thumb.
The silicone digit is the work of a German company, who specialize in individually-tailored prosthetics to meet the unique needs of people who lose fingers, hands, toes, feet or legs.
Designers- Alex Stamos and Christoph Braun, of Stamos Prosthesenwerk are responsible for this incredible work.
Mr Braun said the ethos behind their designs is creating silicone prosthetic works of art. Alex was used to work with silicone 14 years ago, while Braun joined five years later.
Mr Braun, who has 18 years experience creating traditional prosthetics, told MailOnline: ‘Individuality comes first. For every person and his or her needs are unique, and so are the restorations.
‘Here each restoration is a small work of art.
Alex takes care of the individual silicone work while Braun does the prosthetic under the glove. They started their business of special prosthetics six months ago in Dresden, Germany. They wanted to create something special and make people forget that they had lost something. Patients should feel happy of using a prosthetic.
Braun said each prosthetic is individually crafted to ensure it matches with the skin color and the prosthetic is as comfortable as possible.
Hence, the designing time varies for each person. A little thumb can be designed in one or two days while an individual silicone cover for the whole arm or leg may take up to one week. And it also depends on the stump situation, sensitivity, the healing process and the wishes of the patient.
He said it is the finer details that make the difference, with finger and toenails crafted from acrylic, the same material used in beauty salons create fake nail extensions.
Mr Braun admitted while the prosthetics they create are more realistic, they do not function as well as those with built-in bionics.
But he said they allow people to live their day-to-day lives normally, and even allow musicians to continue playing their instruments.
The prosthetics range in cost from £1,460 to £5,000 depending on the type of prosthetic and the time it takes to craft the false limb.
Via : dailymail