First Bionic Leg Controlled by Thoughts

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 29, 2013 in Science

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We’ve seen some huge strides in artificial limbs in the past few years, and we’ve blogged about them before, too. Here’s the latest one, a bionic leg for Zac Vawter, who lost most of his right leg in motorcycle accident in 2009. Now, he’s the first tester for an incredibly impressive bionic leg that is hooked up to the nerves in his leg. Now, he can walk almost as well as before the accident. I’m really excited to see the advancement in this tech, and I hope more people will support this kind of work. It’s groundbreaking stuff! Read more…

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Building a Better Bionic Eye

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 30, 2009 in Science, Tech

A bionic eye as featured in the 70s TV show the 6 Million Dollar Man

Anyone who has watched the Six Million Dollar Man One knows that one of the holy grails of bionics is to create a bionic eye. But one problem (aside from portability) has been how to create an eye that isn’t a flat surface. This video shows some new work being done where scientists have placed a pixel detector on a surface that can be flexible which brings us a bit closer to making bionic eyes a reality: Read more…

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