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Jun 30, 2022

Better, Stronger, Faster: The Future of the Bionic Body

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In the future, a woman with a spinal cord injury could make a full recovery; a baby with a weak heart could pump his own blood. How close are we today to the bold promise of bionics—and could this technology be used to improve normal human functions, as well as to repair us? Join Bill Blakemore, John Donoghue, Jennifer French, Joseph J. Fins, and P. Hunter Peckham at “Better, Stronger, Faster,” part of the Big Ideas Series, as they explore the unfolding future of embedded technology.

This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldscience… us on twitter: https://twitter.com/WorldSciFest Original Program date: May 31, 2014 Host: Bill Blakemore Participants: John Donoghue, Jennifer French, Joseph J. Fins, P. Hunter Peckham Re-engineering the anatomy of the “Vitruvian Man” 00:00 Bill Blakemore’s Introduction. 2:06 Participant introductions. 4:27 What is FES? (Functional Electrical Stimulation) 6:06 A demonstration with FES and without. 10:06 How did you test FES systems? 14:16 Jen French the first bionic pioneer. 16:40 What was the journey like from injury to today? 18:35 A live demonstration of FES. 20:40 What is BrainGate? 27:55 What is the potential for this technology? 37:00 When will this technology be publicly available? 40:50 A cell phone app to drink water or stand up? 44:55 Jen French would be the first to try new technology. 50:39 What is the history of altering the human brain? 1:00:57 The move from chemical to electrical medical care. 1:05:40 The challenge of what is going to drive the delivery of care to groups in need. 1:11:36 Can these devices be implanted without surgery? 1:18:13 What field needs the most funding for this to become available to everyone? 1:19:40 What are the numbers of people who can use this technology? 1:23:44 Why can’t we use stem cells to reconnect human spinal tissue? 1:25:37 What is the collaboration level between institutions? 1:29:16 How far away are we from using brain waves to control objects and communicate with each other? 1:30:20
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Original Program date: May 31, 2014
Host: Bill Blakemore.
Participants: John Donoghue, Jennifer French, Joseph J. Fins, P. Hunter Peckham.

Re-engineering the anatomy of the “Vitruvian Man” 00:00.

Bill Blakemore’s Introduction. 2:06

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