The bionic prosthetic technology has advanced to the level that today, we can simply infer that artificial mankind has come to be for the fact that there now exist devices that function as much as the natural limbs, hence replacing a lost body part as good as gone.
And you have the advance in medical science and technology to thank for that. There are those who even believe that in a future not so long from now, more sophisticated bionic will be designed to do more things than the human natural body parts can.
Researchers at the University Of John Hopkins recently designed prosthetic limbs that have the ability to use the human psyche to operate. The human mind can control those devices as if they were typically part of the body. As a matter of fact, we at the dawn of bionic civilization.
At the aforementioned university, the researchers invented a modular prosthetic limb which has the ability to lift an object weighing 45 pouce. It contains 26 joints and its beauty it is psyche-based, meaning that, the human mind controls it.
Lately, bionic legs with implanted sensors and a computer are also being created. They use the sensors to electric signals to the computer using a wireless technology. In contrast to a conventional prosthetic leg, it allows an amputee to have full control of it as he or she is fully conscious motion range as they would with the normal body all things held constant.
Some bionic limbs are designed to be controlled by the muscle, meaning that, it communicates with the muscle to work. They were mostly used in the 1960s before the advent of their mind-controlled counterparts. Considered as old fashioned and less effective, muscle-controlled bionic have been obsoleted by the mind-controlled ones.
Contemporary devices work harmoniously with the body and can catch on things quickly. They can learn and adjust to the environment and different conditions. It studies the body movement to regulate its speeds.
The first FDA approved nerved-controlled bionic was developed by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) of the United States in conjunction with a company known as DEKA, another renowned bionic dealer.
It is designed to work as though it is directly connected to the nervous system. Name after Luke Skywalker as “Luke”, an amputee was able to do rock climbing with the device at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. It is purposefully designed to help wounded and amputated soldiers get back missing limbs as good and what they have lost.
There are several other bionic devices that if we a to continue making the list, we probably won’t stop. Given the above facts, we are in the era of bionic mankind where prosthesis is not just an extension but a real natural replacement for lost limbs.