We cover biomedical science and engineering a lot, and sometimes I get to wondering: if I was rebuilding my own flimsy, flesh-based body--presumably because I'd had some ghastly dismembering, eviscerating accident--and replacing my limbs, joints, senses, and organs with the most futuristic, top-of-the-line bionics, what would I get? Would I want an artificial lower leg that sprinters use in Olympic-level races, or a motorized leg that can climb a slope as well as a natural leg? I gathered a list of 15 bionic body parts that I'd want to wear, or have installed.
Click to launch a tour of the body parts I'd want in the event of an accident.
Some of these body parts are available now, saving or making lives easier, while some have only been seen in prototype or even just proof of concept form. Some are designed to replace an existing body part with as few sacrifices as possible, and some may even provide an advantage over our flesh-and-bone bodies. This is the current and near-future state of bionics.
Which feeble human parts should be replaced with bionics? Forget the Viagra, give me a bionic wang! (a big one please).
This is a wonderful step in medical technology. However I think there needs to be more interface between Neurologist and the software designers. The need for a accurate communication between these Bionic parts and the brain. Bionic devices are developments from ancient mechanics, modern electronics, and materials. Most of the development money should be going into the comm link to the mind.
I never asked for this.
lmao @jgwz I wish the technology in Deus Ex was real.
you may not have asked for it but i sure would. Arm Augmentation for the win!