DailyDirt: Prosthetic Limbs -- Getting Better All The Time

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One of the most inspiring examples of a person using prosthetic limbs is Oscar Pistorius (aka the "Blade Runner") -- who will be the first leg amputee to compete with carbon fiber feet at the London Olympics. Pistorius was previously disqualified from the 2008 Olympics, but he'll be allowed to compete this year, potentially paving the way for other athletes to move over from the Paralympics. Here are just a few technological advances for artificial limbs that could create some cyborg-olympic athletes. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.
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Filed Under: braingate, cyborg, hmi, neural-prosthetic interface, oscar pistorius, prosthetic limbs, robotic arms

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Jul 2012 @ 12:53am


    Cat years prostethics for humans aka Necomimi.
    Youtube: Girl to Cat Girl! - Necomimi Comes to the US! (Review) (ps: the girl is annoying, but she does review it and the video is legal)

    Cost: $110 bucks.

    Also you can see the new bionic eyes coming out this summer.

    Prosthetics eyes aka bionic eyes, decoding the human brain code.

    Youtube: TED - Sheila Nirenberg: A prosthetic eye to treat blindness

    BBC: Light-powered bionic eye invented to help restore sight (May 2012)

    ExtremeTech: The laser-powered bionic eye that gives 576-pixel grayscale vision to the blind

    Cost: $115 K

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