Tagged: bionics

The “Bionic Olympics” 2016 - Ariadne

Robert Hickson May 15, 2014

The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research Robotics has announced it will be holding a Cyberathlon in October 2016. (The BBC has a brief synopsis – the Cyberathlon site can bring up security certificate warnings). Its open to those with arm or leg prosthetics, as well as wheel-chair bound athletes and those with exoskeletons. There’s also … Read More

Bionic arms and tattoos - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Mar 12, 2013

I’ll move on from bionics, but this video from Bebionic illustrates how advanced prosthetics have become.   And the company MC10 is developing temporary flexible electronic tattoos for monitoring health and physical activities. This gives a great illustration of one the directions healthcare and sport are heading.       … Read More

Homo electronicus – update - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Feb 28, 2013

This just in from Slate – interview with a “cyborg”. Neil Harbisson, who has a device to allow him to sense colour talks about some of the experiences and discrimination he has experienced. He notes the current situation is somewhat like those experienced by transsexuals, and that societal attitudes, as well as healthcare services, will need to change. Read More

Homo electronicus - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Feb 22, 2013

If you could have bionic bits, would you, should you? Which ones? Currently your options are limited, but that seems likely to change over the next couple of decades. There is increasing activity in wiring up appendages and organs to the brain. As recently noted by Miguel Nicolelis, cyborgs rather than Singularity seems more likely … Read More