10 real life Cyborgs with high-tech modifications in their body
In future amputees will be equipped with advanced robotics technology and prosthetic limbs. Cyborgs will be able to do much more than they do today. There are many prosthetic implants around the world, but these are 10 real life Cyborgs showing high tech modifications that will blow your mind:
A Cyborg is a fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body.
No 1 in top 10 real life Cyborgs is Neil Harbisson. Neil is a colorblind artist and Musician. He was born in Great Britain & implanted an antenna in his skull via a surgery in 2004. As Neil cannot see colors so, this antenna helps him to hear colors. The antenna is implanted in his head. In front of his forehead, there is a sensor that picks up the light and turns it into an audio tone based on the frequency of color.
Neil can hear colors with his antenna.
As a result, he can hear colors. Harbisson can also connect to NASA’s International Space Station and can hear colors live from space. He can hear sunrises as well.
Kevin Warwick is a professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading located in the UK. He takes his work seriously, and that’s why his work is now a part of his body.
Kevin is a professor of Cybernetics
Kevin is the founder of Project Cyborg. He is using himself to test things to accomplish a mission of becoming world’s most complete Cyborg. He is implanting different electronic chips since 1998. There is a microchip in his arm that allows him to operate lights, doors, heaters and other computers remotely. Watch his video:
Jesse is one of the world’s first cyborgs and is a pioneer in this respect. He has a bionic limb which connects through a nerve-muscle graft. His arm is unique from all of these cyborgs because he can not only just control this limb with the mind but also can feel hot, cold and amount of pressure he applies with his grip.
Naumann is a blind from both eyes after two accidents.
He can see through camera
In 2002, he became the first person to receive an artificial eye that is connected directly to his visual cortex through brain implants. Unlike other cyborgs, he can see the world with limits(he can only vaguely see lines and shapes).
Nigel has one of the most advanced piece of technology as his arm. After an injury in 2006, Auckland was given a new bionic arm by a biotech company named RSL Steeper. The prosthetic device is known as bebionic3 and has cutting edge technology.
Nigel has one of the most advanced bionic arm.
The bebionic3 can be controlled via muscle contractions with changes in electrical signals near the skin creating movement. Nigel can perform 14 complex movements with his prosthetic arm including pinching fingers, shaking hands and holding an egg.
Jerry is a different kind of cyborg from others. After losing his finger in an accident, he decided to embed a 2GB of USB port into his finger.
He has a USB in his finger.
However, it doesn’t upload data to his mind, but it does the job of storing data. At least he doesn’t need to take care of his USB and can take it anywhere.
Claudia is the fist woman to become a cyborg with a bionic limb. She has a similar bionic arm like Jesse Sullivan. The prosthetic arm allows her to control it by the mind. The limb has an extraordinary range of motion allowing her to use it for cooking, folding clothes, holding laundry basket and all kinds of daily tasks.
Moon Ribas is a Spanish artist and Harbisson’s good friend as well. She had a tiny magnetic sensor implanted in her left elbow in 2013 which allows her to sense earthquakes. The sensor vibrates when an earthquake happens in the world. The sensor with an online seismograph that picks up earthquakes around the world from an online seismograph. Stronger the earthquakes stronger the vibrations.
She can feel earthquakes happening around the world.
The sensor with an online seismograph that picks up earthquakes around the world from an online seismograph. Stronger the earthquakes stronger the vibrations.
He uses chips in his hand to unlock doors and computers.
Amal is the CEO of “Dangerous Minds”, a company which sells kits to help people become cyborgs at home. Graafstra has Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips embedded in his hands which he uses to unlock, lock doors of his house. However, he also uses these chips to log into his computer by just scanning his hand.
He implanted this chip just to make his life easier.
Tim is not an amputee, but he has a biometric chip under his skin on his forearm. The chip sends data about his heart rate and patterns of movement to an Android powered device. He implanted this chip just to make his life easier. Like if he had a rough day, he can dim the lights, let the tub water hot. That’s how he can create a nice relaxing atmosphere in the home via this chip.
These were top 10 real life Cyborgs showing high tech modifications in their body. They are living their lives in this way. Technology is changing the way amputees live their lives. I hope that in future, there will be more cutting edge technology that will help people like these 10 real life Cyborgs.
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