Tag Archives: cyborg

brainstim

Does Passing A Small Current Through Your Brain Really Make You Smarter?

Want to be smarter, solve difficult puzzles, learn the piano in half the time? All you need is a little shock. A growing number of scientists are claiming that passing a... more

Written By: | Posted: 01/14/13

bci

Cyborg Future Draws Closer As Woman Controls Robotic Arm With Brain Implant

In 1996, Jan Scheuermann was diagnosed with spinocerebellar degeneration, a hereditary condition in which areas of the spinal cord and brain that control movement... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/23/12

Student lifts bags of rice with University of Tokyo's bionic suit at CEATEC 2012.

New Upper Body Bionic Suit Uses Air to Lift Loads of 50 Kilograms

Student lifts bags of rice with University of Tokyo's bionic suit at CEATEC 2012. The University of Tokyo’s latest robot suit can help humans lift heavy loads using... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/16/12

The S-ICD implantable defibrillator from Boston Scientific, recently approved by the FDA, doesn't require insulated wires to shock the heart.

Lives Saved On The Go – FDA Approves Implantable Defibrillator

The S-ICD implantable defibrillator from Boston Scientific, recently approved by the FDA, doesn't require insulated wires to shock the heart. Each year in the United... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/9/12

A 24-electrode implant was placed beneath the retina of an Australian woman. The "flashes" caused by stimulation may help her one day to see and recognize objects – possibly even faces.

Blind Woman Receives Bionic Retinal Implant

A 24-electrode implant was placed beneath the retina of an Australian woman. The "flashes" caused by stimulation may help her one day to see and recognize objects –... more

Written By: | Posted: 09/14/12

morality-debate

Highlights from SH-Member Discussion: Legal Ramficiations of Human-Machine Mergers

Singularity Hub Membership Program hosts regular Hangouts on Google+. During one such meeting, we held a round table discussion on the Ethics and Legal Ramifications of the... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/25/12

Plagued with protein deposits on his heart, James Carelli became the first man in New England to receive a total artificial heart.

Extending People’s Lives – One Artificial Heart At A Time

A retired high-school teacher has become the first person in New England to receive an artificial heart. James Carelli, 66-years-old, was suffering from a rare condition... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/13/12

LED fashion, whether or not you like it, you'd better get used to it.

LED Eyeshadow, The Latest In The World Of Battery-Operated Fashion

Maybe if I went to all-night raves with colorful little glowy sticks and jammed to Paul Oakenfold (uh oh, is he old already?) this maybe, somehow, would strike me as... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/31/12

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