Category Archives: Cyborg

prosthetics, prostheses, bionic limbs, cyborgs, technology

Singularity Surplus: Cyborg Edition

Late last week, the FDA approved a prosthetic limb controlled by the patient’s own intent to move that for the first time allows simultaneous movement of multiple joints... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/16/14

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Bionic Athletes With Exoskeletons, Robotic Limbs, and Brain-Control Devices to Compete in 2016 Cybathlon

While traditional sports only grudgingly accept technological augmentation, the 2016 Cybathlon, a kind of hybrid between the XPRIZE and Olympics, embraces it with both... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/23/14

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Jason Silva’s Latest: To Be Human Is to Be Transhuman

The term ‘transhuman’ inevitably (for me) summons grotesque visions of humans and machines merging into a Borg-like race bent on eradicating biological imperfection.... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/1/14

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Singularity Surplus: Put on Your Electric Thinking Cap!

Advances in exponential technology happen fast — too fast for Singularity Hub to cover them all. This weekly bulletin points readers to significant developments to keep... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/28/14

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Nerve-Stimulating Headband Gets FDA Nod for Treatment of Migraine Headaches

With a brain-stimulating procedure to relieve Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy and another that purports to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, it was only a matter of time... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/22/14

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Can a Prosthetic Arm Turn a Drummer’s Disability Into a Superability?

It was the summer of 1987. I, in my hypercolor t-shirt, nibbled astronaut ice cream to an endless parade of MTV hair bands dispensing bar-closing mainstays like... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/18/14

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Superstrong Artificial Muscles Developed From Fishing Line and Sewing Thread

We tend to dream of a future enabled by miraculous materials—nanoscale honeycomb lattices of strong, ultralight superconducting metals. Carbon nanotubes and graphene... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/10/14

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A Telepresence RoboCop Piloted by Oculus Rift and Sensored Gloves

A student at the Florida International University (FIU) dons a sensor-laden pair of gloves and vest and an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. He lifts his arm, makes a... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/26/14

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