Category Archives: Cyborg

medical tech, prosthetics, prostheses, technology, disability

Blurring the Line Between Disability and Ability — Double Amputee Amy Purdy Snowboards, Dances on Reality TV

Dancing With the Stars put an out transsexual man on mainstream TV for the first time in 2011, and now the show is breaking ground again by bringing a person with prosthetic... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/19/14

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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