The PBS NewsHour recently ran a piece that looks at how bionics are changing the lives of people with disabilities.
In the piece, PBS NewsHour correspondent Miles O’Brien interviews two well-known bionics designers, Dean Kamen, founder of Deka Research & Development and creator of the DEKA “Luke” Arm, and John Fogelin, VP of Research and Development at Berkeley Bionics, which is developing the eLegs device. O’Brien also speaks with a couple individuals who have benefited from bionic technology, including an Iraq veteran and a double amputee paralympian.
Medgadget coverage on some of the technologies mentioned in the video: DEKA Arm, eLegs, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago arm, UPitt Brain Computer Interface, BrainGate neural interface system, USC/Second Sight Artificial Retina
(hat tip: BoingBoing)