Nano Skin Prosthetics

November 21st 2011

Through the years we have developed a greater and greater knowledge of the human body. Next to all these developments we have also been able to develop our technology on a smaller and smaller scale. Combining these two gives us the possibility to rebuild ‘broken’ human beings. Next level prosthetics grant disabled people new abilities to run, pick things up, utilize tools and now even feel.

Using a new form of nano-skin researchers have been able to place small pressure and heat sensors across a hands surface using nanowire. While taking medical developments further and further it becomes reality to connect these sensors to our nerves and actually start feeling again.

Here is a related TED talk that discusses a new prosthetic arm for veterans.

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James Davis
Posted 23/10/2012 – 19:36

I was thinking along these same lines but not just for amputee's. I was considering suits for human's that enable them to be bulletproof and guard against all sorts of bugs. By using C-76 in the make-up of the suit it could be tailored to the wearer so that only they could wear it. Just as you already have up on the board I see. Thanks for creating such a great website.

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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