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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject: Prosthetics/ Augmentations Reply with quote

I just watched a show on science channel...an Australian show about scientific breakthroughs and applications to to the modern household.... Anyway, they featured a guy who had both his arms amputated...somehow they moved the nerves that sends signals to his arms over to his chest and fitted this guy with a vest with robotic arms attached. When he thinks to move his arm in a certain way...the vest, through these little receivers picks up the impulse from his relocated nerves and send the signal to the arms...they move up and down, the wrist pivots, and a pincher grasps objects. Crude, but amazing. I think this episode was a couple of years old, so I'd like to see how it's improved....
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is actually more than just a breakthrough now, it's in the process of being perfected and improved. In fact, I just read something similar to what you're talking about a couple of weeks ago (one day before you posted)

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=cyborg-10

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I'm going to go back on that first statement I made. I think it is pioneer work right now; or else if it were viable it would be in use and not making headlines every time it is done. The fact that human-machine technology is making news proves that it is a sensation and a breakthrough-ridden new emergence.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin Warwick has done some pioneering work over the years in the field of human bodily augmentation and cyber enhancement. He is what could be politely called an eccentrically forward thinking pioneer, or in plain english a mad scientist Wink

His postulations on use of this kind of technology are, as I have intimated before, probably perfectly correct, people who don't have this type of technology will wind up being disadvantaged. I think he is working on the good old science time compression problem though, he;d like to see it in 10-20 years in actual fact it's gonna be more like 40-60 before it reaches the levels that he as spoken about.

In the mean time however, it's pioneering uses to help the disabled and disadvantaged is something I applaud and think should be given the support it needs and deserves.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an article about the latest prosthetics technology:

New Prosthetic Hand Has Grip Function Almost Like A Natural Hand: Each Finger Moves Separately: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080422112942.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THYREN wrote:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080422112942.htm


Every time I look at this technology I see that full scale and ability prosthetics and augmentation for disabled people is going to become inevitable. It's just a case of science breaking down the barriers of technology and function and coming up with systems compact enough to fit inside a humanised limb and strong enough to carry out human tasks.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if the test patients are still sensing phantom pain when hooked up, or does the nervous system have a proper outlet now.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds me of Motoko when she was a kid:

http://www.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=98490&videoChannel=6&rpc=64
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Form and function.

the link: http://www.playmedesign.com/2009/01/immaculate.html

the pic:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont know if anyone saw it, but from the latest CES show in Vegas, there now is a prototype hardware that can move objects and characters on a screen based on thought alone.

The technology behind it is a receiver on the person's head (not hard-wired of course Wink ) that detects various brainwaves and determines the appropriate action to make the character or object on screen do.

The graphic quality of what they are testing is somewhere around that of a playstation 1 or Dreamcast (remember those, lol), but I'm sure its because they have been R&Ding the thought controls and not so much the graphics- since that can be added in easily....

Either way I think the technology is right on the cusp and more and more of these breakthroughs will make the above examples everyday items here in the next 5-10 years easily... at least imo
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yeah I love those things, had a go on one at a show Smile there's a couple commerically available right now, all too expensive a one-trick pony for my pocket though. The best thing about it is everyone ends up pulling hilarious contorted faces when they first try to use it.

I really want to play a cyberpunk game like deus ex with them or a game where the protaganist has psychic powers, and use it as the controller for the power select interface. Actually firing off psychic powers using my own brain would practically give me a full on geekgasm Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that would be one of the best applications for use in a game.

Nintendo would need to remake an Earthbound game as well Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="stand-al0ne"]I dont know if anyone saw it, but from the latest CES show in Vegas, there now is a prototype hardware that can move objects and characters on a screen based on thought alone.

The technology behind it is a receiver on the person's head (not hard-wired of course Wink ) that detects various brainwaves and determines the appropriate action to make the character or object on screen do.

The graphic quality of what they are testing is somewhere around that of a playstation 1 or Dreamcast (remember those, lol), but I'm sure its because they have been R&Ding the thought controls and not so much the graphics- since that can be added in easily....

Either way I think the technology is right on the cusp and more and more of these breakthroughs will make the above examples everyday items here in the next 5-10 years easily... at least imo[/quote]

PIcs of some models:
http://images-cdn01.associatedcontent.com/image/A2491/249179/300_249179.jpg

http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2007/03/emotiv.jpg


Links to some articles:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7254078.stm

http://www.gadgetspy.co.uk/entertainment/control-this-game-with-your-mind/1704

http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/09/brains-on-with-neurosky-and-squareenixs-judecca-mind-control-ga/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It`s coming... Wink

http://www.necn.com/Boston/SciTech/2009/03/16/Japanese-scientist-unveil/1237197705.html
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that's an average amount of ass-cleavage I cannot even picture above average. Wonder where they got the measurements for her 'average' chest...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I read about that this morning!

haha. And I'm guessing our robot overlords will be feminine and breaking down half the time. I think we can win the resistance. Smile
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