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Yep. Every single fecking day. We just get to it before you notice it, normally. Cleaning up now, soz.
It may not change the world with this model, but like the guy said, its a good start.
Not until you mentioned it. I`ve just looked at it on How Stuff Works. Fascinating. Not as cyborg badass as cranial computers and artificial eyes, though.
Computers in his brains, jack plugs in his skull, cameras on dark glasses feeding data through the jack plugs into his neural computers, which process it and feed it straight into his brain.
No word of a lie. The researcher who developed the system introduced it at a medical conference with a video of this guy driving a car. The quality of the vision sucks, but it sure beats no vision at all. That was some years back. No doubt it`s better now.
This isn`t an amazing revolution in technology. I doubt if there`s any new technology in it, let alone amazingly revolutionary new technology. Motion sensors aren`t new. Small computers aren`t new. Electric motors aren`t new. Leg braces aren`t new.
Fully functional bionic legs would require a much better understanding of the brain. To get the same functionality as natural legs, you`d need to use the same control system, i.e. your brain. So the system would need to intercept and interpret signals from your brain that would have moved your legs, then move the bionic legs the same way.
You may see that in your lifetime. Not soon, but maybe by the time you`re old.
Which would severely injure or kill you, either from the acceleration or, more likely, from the deceleration when you hit the ground a few seconds later.
The control method is the key difference with this. It`s easy to make a powered exoskeleton that amplifies the strength of a movement (the USA military is testing those now) but far harder when the person can`t make any such movement. Using shoulder movement to control powered exoskeleton legs is an ingenious workaround.
Maybe the woman`s issue is confidence in the kit. You have to move your body as if walking and trust the hardware to move your legs. If it fails, you`re going to fall on your face.
Humans can work miracles when they get their act together.
Hm... this may be a radical idea.. but maybe... we should spend less money fighting... and fund this thing.