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Oct 5, 2019

Paralyzed man able to walk with mind-controlled exoskeleton suit

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, space

He said it felt like being the first man to walk on the moon.

Oct 4, 2019

Paralysed man walks using mind-controlled exoskeleton

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI

A first: paralyzed man uses brain signals to control a robot exoskeleton.


Doctors who conducted the trial said though the device was years away from being publicly available, it had the potential to improve patients’ quality of life and autonomy.

The patient, identified only as Thibault, 28, from Lyon, said the technology had given him a new lease of life. Four years ago his life was permanently changed when he fell 40ft (12 metres) from a balcony, severing his spinal cord and leaving him paralysed from the shoulders down.

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Oct 4, 2019

Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

Posted by in category: cyborgs

A man who had not walked for two years was able to move all his limbs thanks to new technology.

Oct 3, 2019

A cyborg magician implanted 26 microchips and magnets in her body

Posted by in categories: computing, cyborgs, media & arts

L AS VEGAS — At a biohacker conference convened here the other day, panelists took to the stage, settled into their chairs, and launched into their slide decks. Not Anastasia Synn.

With Frank Sinatra crooning “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” over the loudspeakers, Synn pulled out a giant needle and twisted it deeper and deeper into her left forearm as the music played on. It was only after finishing her routine, capped off by loud applause from the crowd of biohackers, that Synn sat down for a fireside chat about her work as a “cyborg magician.”

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Oct 3, 2019

Secret Life of a Full-Time Cyborg

Posted by in categories: computing, cyborgs, wearables

Steve Mann invented a precursor to Google Glass in the 1990s—which he now uses almost 24/7. But “the father of wearable computing” has an ominous warning about where technology is taking us next.

Oct 2, 2019

Ancient Aliens: Human-Alien Hybrids (Season 11) | History

Posted by in categories: alien life, cyborgs, habitats

People who claim to have been abducted by aliens also say their DNA was manipulated and that human-alien hybrids live among us in this clip from Season 11’s episode, “The Returned”. #AncientAliens
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Oct 1, 2019

This new wearable tech is closing the gap between humans and cyborgs

Posted by in categories: computing, cyborgs, engineering, wearables

A professor at the University of Chicago believes he is on his way to creating a wearable for market that will manipulate your muscles with electrical impulses to cause you to move involuntarily so you can perform a physical task you otherwise didn’t know how to do, like playing a musical instrument or operating machinery.

Dr. Pedro Lopes, who heads the Human Computer Integration lab at the university, is all about integrating humans and computers, closing the gap between human and machine. His team, which focuses on engineering the next generation of wearable and haptic devices, is exploring the endless possibilities if wearables could intentionally share parts of our body for input and output, allowing computers to be more directly interwoven in our bodily senses and actuators.

Lopes’ vision: a wearable EMS device that would look like a sleeve and be able to send electrical impulses in the right timing and in the right fashion to make a user’s muscles move involuntarily to perform a physical task. EMS stands for electrical muscle stimulation.

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Sep 21, 2019

Cyborgs and immortality: into the research of Dr. Huberman

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, life extension, transhumanism

Who doesn’t want to live forever?

Every society has its own set of myths about finding eternal life: the Fountain of Youth for the Spaniards and Shangri La for the Chinese, for example. For the transhumanists, this myth may become a reality.

Dr. Jennifer Huberman is a cultural anthropology professor at UMKC whose recent research has focused on this emerging high-tech society. Initially, Huberman did not set out to study the transhumanists.

Sep 16, 2019

The Guardian GT exoskeleton is a crazy strong robot

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, nuclear energy, robotics/AI

I get to try the Guardian GT big-arm robot, which is like a real-life Power Loader from Aliens. It’s controlled by a human and has incredible precision, but it’s also incredibly strong. Made by Sarcos Robotics, the GT can be used in situations that are too dangerous for humans to enter, like decommissioning nuclear power plants.

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Sep 14, 2019

Human or hybrid? The big debate over what a species really is

Posted by in category: cyborgs

Humans once mated with Neanderthals so are we hybrids? How we see ourselves and the rest of nature is changing, raising the question of whether species even exist.

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