9 Cyborg Technologies That Will Turn You into Robocop ...

A.J.

Ever wanted to become like a superhero, enjoy super strength or vision, and even have information downloaded straight into your brain? Cyborg technologies are geared toward making all that happen, and some of them are even more advanced than what you see in science fiction shows like Robocop.

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Vibrotactile Gloves

Vibrotactile Gloves Being a cyborg can be quite an appealing prospect since it could extend your senses. This is one of the goals that researchers from the University of Minnesota are hoping to achieve through their new vibrotactile gloves – a pair of gloves designed to help firefighters navigate through thick clouds of smoke.

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Muscle Propelled Force Feedback

Muscle Propelled Force Feedback A new type of haptic technology, muscle propelled force feedback was developed by German scientists who managed to create a life-like force feedback system by using electrical impulses straight on the muscles for response.

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Portable Artificial Kidneys

Portable Artificial Kidneys Dialysis patients can enjoy a brand new invention designed to make their lives easier. The new wearable artificial kidneys, developed by Blood Purification Technologies Inc. in New Orleans, promises to reduce the time spent by dialysis patients in their chairs.

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Pneumatic Muscles

Pneumatic Muscles Air muscles have been around as a medical aid since the 1950s, and they are among the most popular cyborg technologies. They are easy to manufacture, light and easy to attach. They are designed to work by contraction, and they have load-length curves that make them look and feel more natural, quite similar to real human muscles.

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Intelligent Prosthetic Leg

Intelligent Prosthetic Leg Prosthetic limbs are among the oldest and most practical cyborg technologies. The latest intelligent prosthetic legs are developed to act just like real legs, being controlled through advanced hardware that anticipates the wearer's needs.

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Bionic Arm

Bionic Arm The bionic arm concept is the same as the idea behind prosthetic legs. The BeBionic Myoelectric prosthetic hand is one of the first fully functional such innovations. It moves each joint and finger individually through connections to the wearer's nerves and muscles.

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Brainwave Sensor

Brainwave Sensor Brainwave sensor technology is not new; in fact, it was used in the past to achieve feats like flying helicopters with brain signals picked up by EEG machines. Using fNIRS technology, researchers from Tufts University have upped the game, developing a system that can organize brainwave data to tap into the personal preferences of the subject.

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Nano-Fractal Implants

Nano-Fractal Implants One of the most remarkable cyborg technologies already existing today is the implant made out of self-assembling nano-fractal materials that is used to substitute cameras connected directly to the retina of blind people. The new “nanoflowers” developed by physicist Richard Taylor are still a work in progress, but when completed they will seamlessly connect to the retina to help blind people achieve clear vision.

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Telescopic Vision

Telescopic Vision The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is currently testing a new type of contact lens that uses a liquid crystal shutter to allow the wearer to switch between normal vision and 2.8x magnification. This little invention will allow wearers to obtain instant telescopic vision in the near future.

As it often happens, the future is closer than we think, and these amazing cyborg technologies are definite proof of that. Which of these technologies would you want as your own? Do you know of other cyborg technologies worth mentioning here?

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The only one that was diagnosed was my dad, but dad wouldn't take the meds very long, because they gave him nightmares. So, on he went. He raped me til I got my periods when I was 11. He died when I was 14, and forgave him, the day I turned 50yrs old. My mom left when I was 12, because my dad had taken Joe downstairs to show him a gun and 4 bullets. One night he was gonna come home and shoot him, myself, our mother, then himself. She moved us out, the next day.

Happy to read about the ones that can improve the quality of someone's life, rather than being just the newest high-tech toy or gadget.

Scares the day lights out of me, but it would be nice to be able to see clearly, as I am horribly nearsighted. More than 7 inches away from me, I don't see clearly. TV? Without glasses, it's useless. The ones using the brain really scare me, because my brother, my father and 5 generations back. All the men had had been treated for, Dillutional Paranoid Schizophrenia, with and including, severe and uncontrollable, homicidal rage issues, also untreated. These men hang on to every word you say, in order to find if you sound suspicious in any way, shape or form. He is a frightening individual, and I thank God, almost daily, he did not procreate. What goes on in his brain, I would be frightened to tap into and what he could do( the devastation), to other people, myself included, is downright SCARY. He was talking to my husband one day, about 6 weeks ago, and Ed, my hubby, said his eyes glossed over, and he(the brother), started talking to Ed about how much pure hatred, he has had for me, since he could remember from early childhood. He kept saying to Ed how he tried to do away with me 3x's, in the 70's. Strangulation, twice and strangulation and drowning, once. He disabled every car I ever got from him. Some of them, with 2x4's and aluminium baseball bats. For the amount of people that have brains that work like his and worse, I don't think science should be able to mess around with people's brains. I also have mental health issues. Some inherited, some made at my father, when he started 'grooming', for him to start raping me when I was 5 or 6. He let my brother bully me, from when he was 3yrs old. And, the harder I cried and begged, more he'd laugh and show him how to do stuff that wouldn't leave marks on me. They'd tell me what they would do to my mom, if I told on my dad. Heckuva way to live! I just turned 59 yrs old on July 1st. I have lived in fear of my brother, just about my whole life. Thru my 1st marriage and after. But, only verbally, since I've been with my 2nd. When Joe was spouting his hatred to Ed, Ed tapped his shoulder(he has a black belt in karate), hard and said, very quietly said, in Joe's ear, 'ssshhhhhhhhhh!' My brothers eyes got really big and he clamped his mouth, turned and walked away. and homicidal rage

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