bionics

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application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems (especially electronic systems)

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Campbell, who died in 2009, lost his right arm to muscular cancer in 1982 but 11 years later a team of bio-engineers at the Margaret Rose Hospital in Edinburgh created a bionic arm for him.
His nervous system was rewired, the PS30,000 bionic arm was fitted and he then spent months learning how to use his thoughts to move the limb and hand.
Irene, 61, who has suffered painful rheumatoid arthritis for more than 40 years, said her bionic arm has given her a new lease of life.
government hasn't spent $6 million replacing the hand Karl Chapin of Grafton lost to a grenade in Vietnam, he does have a bionic arm.
Rekindled with your bionic arm, you propel a deadly whip of wire that can attach to pretty much any surface, allowing you to swing, zip and launch yourself across the city.
For all those who have played the original 1988 NES-smash-hit, will tell you how much fun it is kicking the snot of evil soldiers, while simultaneously swinging from your telescoping bionic arm.
I also have a Six Million Dollar Man doll with bionic arm and eye.
I'd like a bionic arm, it would help me to relax more because that could do all the work.
Claudia Mitchell, 26, of Ellicott, Maryland, has become the first woman to be fitted with a bionic arm, an artificial limb that she can control with her brain.
They lit the spark for Ivan Yaeger, inspiring the then-seventh grader to create his first working bionic arm for a science fair in 1979.
Bio-engineers from Edinburgh's Princess Margaret Rose Hospital - where the world's first bionic arm was made by Dr David Gow - and staff from Grampian University Hospital's Mobility and Rehabilitation Service clinic met Doug in Aberdeen last week.
A man who was yesterday fitted with what is claimed to be the world's most advanced bionic arm has pledged to go paragliding next week.
A person who is missing a limb can move the bionic arm or leg by using their brain.
In fact, it took Lancaster coach Bruce Rucker half of last season to figure out Hankhamer's bionic arm.
Geoffrey Ling, physician and scientist specializing in brain and spinal cord injury, tells of his work in developing a bionic arm and other highly functional prosthetic limbs.