Rex — the worlds first bionic man

February 12, 2013 17:40

Biorobot created by scientists from different prostheses — and series, and experimental. He was almost living
At London's Science Museum recently shown a miracle — the world's first humanoid Bionic Man. It is almost reasonable, human-like creature came to life from the pages of science fiction novels. The two-meter high blond scientists somehow made a name similar to a dog's nickname — Rex.

Bionic Man - double of the living man, a psychologist from the University of Zurich Berthold Maier.  Photo:

Bionic Man — double of the living man, a psychologist from the University of Zurich Berthold Maier.

In the bionic man all organs — from the heart to the eyes — not just artificial. They are one of those that the patient can already get their own instead of lost or degraded.
Thanks prostheses Rex sees, hears, walks, running. It can even hold a conversation — because the creators have given bionic human artificial intelligence. True, he is sometimes confused in words — this modern technology is still behind the human brain.
Bionic Man — double of the living man, a psychologist from the University of Zurich Berthold Meyer, whose left hand — robotized prosthesis, the same as his brother.
At Rex still lack "their" lung, bladder, and stomach — these artificial organs yet. And to create an artificial brain science is still far. However, developers are confident that in the near future any implant is available.
Scientists predict that one day, healthy people will change the old to the new authorities to the extent of wear. It's a recipe for eternal youth!
But while the prosthesis is not so perfect, so they could be Pozar unless absolutely necessary.

SCHEME "living" bio-robots

Cost — $ 1 million.
Height — 2 meters.
Hair color — blonde.
Eye color — brown.

Rex is taking its first steps.  Photo:

Rex is taking its first steps.

Ear — is a cochlear implant is a small electronic device surgically implantable in the patient's ear. It stimulates the auditory nerve, located in the inner ear. The signals are then connected to the outside of the implant in the inner, are transmitted to the auditory nerve and into the brain, which recognizes the signals as sound.
Manufactured in Macquarie University, Sydney.
Eye — a digital camera built into glasses. Captures the image in real time and sends it to the microchip, which transforms images into electrical impulses and sends them to the brain. And there are already impulses to retinal implant.
Manufactured in the University of California.
Heart — an artificial "motor" is driven by external air compressor, powered by a battery and connected to a computerized console to control the flow of blood. However, this is not very convenient temporary body helps the patient to wait for a donor.
Product by SynCardia, Arizona.
Trachea — is completely artificially synthesized windpipe. It can be grown on the basis of the patient's own stem cells.
Manufactured in the hospital in Hampstead Royal Free Hospital, London.
Spleen — a special chip filters and catches infection in the blood, preventing poisoning.
Made at Yale University, Connecticut.
Arm and shoulder manages intelligent control system. It allows you to control the movements of muscular effort with tiny electrical impulses. Finiteness has 26 degrees of motion.
Manufactured in the company Touch Bionics, Glasgow, and at Johns Hopkins University, Maryland.
Pancreas — is essentially a special gel that with increasing content of sugar is a liquid, and when it falls again solidified. Insulin is a special small metal container, and the container is implanted into the patient under the skin below the ribs. Capacitance connected to the circulatory system — the veins — with catheters.
Manufactured in the De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
Blood — a new type of blood substitute, called "plastic blood ', but is made of a polymer — polyethylene glycol. Looks like a red sticky mass, something resembling liquid honey. Lasts longer than blood donation, and absolutely sterile.
Produced at the University of Sheffield, UK.
Kidney — this implant is based on silicon structures, which form the filter. Blood under a natural blood pressure goes through the filter and applied to a miniature bioreactor, which contains live kidney cells taken from a donor. Body size of a coffee cup. It's easy to repair.
Manufactured in the University of California.
Foot and ankle joints — these devices as accurately mimic the functions of a human foot. Inserted sensors "read" of the body and deliver the right amount of energy for walking, running or lifting.
Manufactured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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