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90 Cyborg Prosthetic Innovations

Robert Spence TEDxTO Speaker Presents His Bionic Implants View

— September 25, 2011 — Tech
The Robert Spence TEDxTo session showed how the Canadian filmmaker immerses himself into the world of cyborg prosthetic innovations to learn more about the astonishing advances on the subject and to suggest that in the year 2027 people will consider chopping off a limb to have a more powerful one implanted.  

Spence is an avid director whose work has been presented on networks such as CBC, Discovery, Space, Sky and Vision. He lost his right eye in an accident about six years ago, which led him to create one of the 50 best inventions of the year according to Time Magazine: a wireless video camera prosthetic eye. Sounds like a true science-fiction movie. Inspired by a futuristic cyborg character from the video game Deus Ex, Spence decided to travel around the globe to find how far off we are in cyborg prosthetics and biomechanical technology.
   
Would you chop off your arm to have a more powerful one implanted? This gallery presents some of the most technological advances on the subject. Although Spence believes this is only the beginning, it’s definitely worth checking out where we stand at present.
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Social Media Cyborgs
Social Media Cyborgs
Joseph Tame Plans to Broadcast his Tokyo Marathon Run via an iRig
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Mechanical Cyborg Arms
Mechanical Cyborg Arms
Revolutionary Equipois Exoskelton Limb Makes Gun Shows Obsolete
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Prosthetic Ice Axes
Prosthetic Ice Axes
Phil Myers' Axe-Hands are Made Specially for Handicapped Mountaineers
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Therapeutic Tech Walkers
Therapeutic Tech Walkers
The eLEGS Exoskeleton is a Medical Rehabilitation Device
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Cyborg Sprinters
Cyborg Sprinters
This Bionic Leg Mimics its Organic Counterpart Perfectly
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Bionic Noses
Bionic Noses
Sensational Sniffer Fights Crime, Cancer and Terrorism
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84
Cyborg Sea Creatures
Cyborg Sea Creatures
The SHOAL Robotic Fish Helps Detect Pollution in Oceans
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Bionic Legs
Bionic Legs
In the Future, the Rex Could Replace the Wheelchair
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Insectified Cyborg Scouts
Insectified Cyborg Scouts
ISOPOD Robot Watcher May Become Man's New Best Friend
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Bionic Touch Sensations
Bionic Touch Sensations
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Replicates Touch With Carbon Nanotubes
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Bell-Shaped Butler Bots
Bell-Shaped Butler Bots
RoboDynamics Luna Robot Has Been Engineered to Serve the Masses
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Bio-Charging
Bio-Charging
Self-Healing Artificial Muscle Charges an iPhone
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Wide-View Night Vision Goggles
Wide-View Night Vision Goggles
The SA Photonics High-Resolution Cyborg Helmet is for the Military
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Microcontrolled Insects
Microcontrolled Insects
Remote Controlled Beatles Are Part Living, Part Robot.
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Prosthetic Paws
Prosthetic Paws
Oscar the Bionic Cat is the First Feline to Get Two False Legs
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Lightning Cyborg Structures
Lightning Cyborg Structures
The UPI-2M Biooctanic Building Betters Urban Cities
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Eye-Mounted Videocameras
Eye-Mounted Videocameras
One-Eyed Filmmaker Robert Spence Starts 'Eyeborg Project'
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Construction Cyborgs
Construction Cyborgs
Kaputt.R Demolition Robot is a Destructive Demon
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Cellular Cyborgs
Cellular Cyborgs
Motorola V600 Decepticon Transforms Mobile Phones Forever
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Senior Cyborgs
Senior Cyborgs
Douglas Kalberg Gives Us a Glimpse into the Future
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Cyborg Pledge Collectors
Cyborg Pledge Collectors
The DON-8r Fundraising Robot is the New Sidewalk Canvasser
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Robot Guard
Robot Guard
Samsung's Sentry Robot Kicks Ass
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Cyborg Boots
Cyborg Boots
Michigan Engineers Take Us One Step Closer to Bionic Feet
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Pinching Prosthetics
Pinching Prosthetics
Stephen Stum Simplifies the Prosthetic Arm for More Practical Uses
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Realistic Bionic Hands
Realistic Bionic Hands
The Bebionic Hand Looks Amazingly Real and Responsive
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Cyborg Clocks
Cyborg Clocks
The Tick Mark Wristwatch Tells Time With Red Light Indications
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Camera Implants For Insects
Camera Implants For Insects
Cyborg Spy Flies
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Glowing Eyes
Glowing Eyes
The Eyeborg Project Plunks Lights Over Top of Your Peepers
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Creepy Crawly Robots
Creepy Crawly Robots
The Kanibot Cyborg Vehicle Will Give You Technopohobia
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Thought Controlled Bionic Arm
Thought Controlled Bionic Arm
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Cyborg Cover Shots
Cyborg Cover Shots
Chris Milk Shoots Kanye West Into the Future for Complex
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Biotechnological Breakthroughs
Biotechnological Breakthroughs
Popular Mechanics Lists 20 Incredible Biotech Discoveries of 2008
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Cyborg Mice
Cyborg Mice
Mad Catz Introduces the Cyborg R.A.T. Mouse
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Bionic Eyes 2.0
Bionic Eyes 2.0
Retinal Implants Go High-Def
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Revolutionary Bionic Hands
Revolutionary Bionic Hands
Touch Bionics Unveil 'i-LIMB Pulse' Bluetooth-Accesorized Prosthesis
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Cyborg Athletes for Cell Phones
Cyborg Athletes for Cell Phones
Beckham Goes 'Terminator' for the Motorola AURA
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Mesmerizing Matrix Muses
Mesmerizing Matrix Muses
Diamante Murru Depicts Technologically-Enhanced Woman
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21 Terminator-Inspired Innovations
21 Terminator-Inspired Innovations
From Animated Movie Posters to Robotic Limb Auctions
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Prosthetic Lungs
Prosthetic Lungs
Respiratory Aids to Wear Around Your Waist
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Lifelike Bionic Hand
Lifelike Bionic Hand
The Touch Bionics i-LIMB
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Prosthetics for the Poor
Prosthetics for the Poor
JaipurKnee Project's $20 Artificial Knees to Developing World
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Energy-Recycling Prosthetics
Energy-Recycling Prosthetics
Artificial Foot Makes Walking Easier for Amputees
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Cyborg Prosthetics for Humans
Cyborg Prosthetics for Humans
The Eye-Mounted Webcam
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High-Tech X-Finger Replaces Lost Digits
High-Tech X-Finger Replaces Lost Digits
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Cyborg Translators
Cyborg Translators
NEC Tele Scouter Computer Turns Text into a Retinal Display (UPDATE)
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Cyborg Photography
Cyborg Photography
Is The EyeCamera 4.1 With Wink and Shoot A Hoax?
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Real-Life Bionic Eyes
Real-Life Bionic Eyes
Solar Powered Contact Lenses
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Bilateral Amputee Makes Controvercial Bid for Able-Bodied 2008 Olympics
Bilateral Amputee Makes Controvercial Bid for Able-Bodied 2008 Olympics
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Bionic Hand Transplants
Bionic Hand Transplants
The Otto Bock 'MichelAngelo'
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Bionic Eye
Bionic Eye
Retina Replacement Prototype
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Robotic Exoskeleton to Aid the Elderly or Workers
Robotic Exoskeleton to Aid the Elderly or Workers
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Robotic Legs For Amputees
Robotic Legs For Amputees
Iraqi Vet Goes Bionic Thanks to MIT
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Prosthetic Phalanges
Prosthetic Phalanges
The Touch Bionic 'ProDigits' Offer Advanced Dexterity for the Disabled
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Cyborg Firefighter Armor
Cyborg Firefighter Armor
'PyroPack' Makes Firemen Look Like "RoboCop"
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Cyborg Contact Lenses
Cyborg Contact Lenses
Control Your Mouse with Your Eye Movements
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Wearable Transportation
Wearable Transportation
‘The Chariot' Makes You Look Like a Cyborg
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Bionic Animal Innovation
Bionic Animal Innovation
Hi-Tech Surgery Provides Prosthetic Paw to Footless Pooch
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Bespoke Prosthetic Limbs
Bespoke Prosthetic Limbs
Scott Summit Offers Customized Options for Artificial Legs
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Amputee Fins
Amputee Fins
The Neptune Swimming Aid Will Make a Dolphin Out of You
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Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
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Enhancing Arm Prosthetics
Enhancing Arm Prosthetics
The 'METIS Bionic Prosthesis' Offers a 360-Degree Range of Motion
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Eco Movie Cyborgs
Eco Movie Cyborgs
Anchalee Saengtai Creates Incredible Life-Size Replicas of Autobots
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Android-Inspired Tights
Android-Inspired Tights
The Darkhorse ‘Maria' Robot Leggings are for Aspiring Cyborgs
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37 Prosthetic Inspirations
37 Prosthetic Inspirations
From USB Replacement Fingers to Energy-Recycling Prosthetics
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3D-Printed Limbs
3D-Printed Limbs
The Ecko Unltd Prosthetic Leg is Perfectly Functional
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Prosthetic Arms for Wounded Soldiers
Prosthetic Arms for Wounded Soldiers
Dean Kamen's Luke Arm Demo
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27 Prosthetic Innovations
27 Prosthetic Innovations
From Replacement Limbs to Prosthetic Lungs
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26 Cyborg & Prosthetic Innovations
26 Cyborg & Prosthetic Innovations
Tech-Savvy Enhancements to Mother Nature
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DARPA-Inspired Cyborg Bugs
DARPA-Inspired Cyborg Bugs
Dean Christ's Controversial Collection Casts Eye On Warfare
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Prosthetic Arm Fashion
Prosthetic Arm Fashion
Huseklepp 'Immaculate' Design Makes Prosthetics Functionally Hip
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16 Innovations for & from the Disabled
16 Innovations for & from the Disabled
From Street Performers to High-Tech Prosthetics
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Stylish Artificial Limbs
Stylish Artificial Limbs
Outfeet by Aviya Serfaty is a Fashionable Prosthetic Leg
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14 Features Showing People as Robots
14 Features Showing People as Robots
Cyborg Culture Goes From Sci-Fi to the Mainstream
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Cyborg Chic
Cyborg Chic
Dazed Digital Shows Outrageous Plastic Masks For ‘Man Machine' Edition
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Intelligent Off-Road Autos
Intelligent Off-Road Autos
Mercedes Benz Cyborg Sensation Vehicle is a Bit of a Mind-Reader
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Alienesque Prosthetic Arms
Alienesque Prosthetic Arms
Kaylene Kau Designs a Unique Limb for Handicapped Individuals
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Incredible CGI Cyborgs
Incredible CGI Cyborgs
“Terminator Salvation” Design Art Released
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Cyberpunk Humans
Cyberpunk Humans
‘Iron Man' Photography Showcases Tyler Riggs
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From Amputee To Mermaid
From Amputee To Mermaid
A Tale Of A Tail
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High-Tech Prosthetics
High-Tech Prosthetics
Colin Matso's Design for Nike Enables the Disabled
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85 Rad Robots
85 Rad Robots
From Freestyling Bots to Motorcycle Riding Robots
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Bionic Contact Lenses
Bionic Contact Lenses
Real Holographic Displays for the Eye
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Steampunk Mask Fittings
Steampunk Mask Fittings
The Techno Masks by Richard Symons are Freakishly Well-Made
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15 Contact Lens Innovations
15 Contact Lens Innovations
From Jeweled Eyewear to Bionic Contacts
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Cyborg Accessories for Men
Cyborg Accessories for Men
Metal Couture by Manuel Albarran
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Tasseled Sunglasses
Tasseled Sunglasses
Beyonce's Tinsel Shades
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Futuristic Body Mods
Futuristic Body Mods
Sci-Fi Suspension Play & Transplanted Body Parts
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Athletic Designer Prosthetics
Athletic Designer Prosthetics
The Adidas Symbiosis Provides More Organic Movement
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49 Incredible Implants & Transplants
49 Incredible Implants & Transplants
From a Full Face Transplant to Bionic Eyes
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19 Amputation Innovations
19 Amputation Innovations
From Amputee Models to Self-Amputations
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