Somehow the story of the six million dollar man doesn’t really appeal to us these days, especially after you take into account inflation and the ever depreciating dollar. Well, that isn’t stopped folks from working on bionic parts – case in point, engineers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio who managed to implant flat interface nerve electrodes (FINE) around the femoral nerve trunk in order to selectively stimulate each muscle the nerve innervates. This results in a form of a bionic leg, so to speak, as it helps recuperating patients literally get up and walking on their two feet faster than expected.
- 2013-10-14: Prosthetic Hand Gives Monkey Artificial Sense Of Touch
- 2013-01-31: Bionic Man Featured On Channel 4 Documentary
- 2012-10-31: Man with bionic leg to climb 103 flights of stairs this Sunday
- 2012-09-05: Claire Lomas, a paraplegic, brings home the ReWalk robotic suit
- 2012-05-03: Bionic eye gives sight to the blind