Could this Bionic Eye Be Better Than a Real One?

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A new artificial eye has been created which incorporates densely packed, nanometre-scale light sensors into a hemispherical retina-like component ... just like its real-world biological counterpart. The team, from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, say their proof-of-concept bionic device surpasses the sensitivity of a human eye...

Electric mesh can give the heart an electromechanical hug

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Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Seoul National University have created a device that wraps an electronic mesh around the heart to battle heart failure. The mesh intelligently applying electrical impulses if problems are detected. Heart failure is a leading cause of mortality and...

Amputee able to feel textures again thanks to bionic fingertip

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A team at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed a bionic finger which has been surgically connected to the nerves of a man who had his lower arm amputated, allowing him to regain his sense of texture. The bionic finger contains electromechanical sensors that...