Bionic Woman for Real

May 18th, 2005 | Filed under: Biotech, Design, Future, Mechanical Tech, Technology | No Comments »

Dr Jane Burridge at Southampton University’s School of Health Professions and Rehabilitation Sciences has implanted the world’s first ‘bionic’ device that is capable of producing coordinated fine hand and arm movement into a 46-year-old woman. The system consists of 5 BION microstimulators and a control unit that act as ‘bionic neurons’ giving electrical stimulations to paralyzed muscles in her arm. [press release]

via MedGadget | New Scientist | Scotsman



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