What is bionic? breakthrough in Technology
Bionics means the blend of nature, modern technology, and engineering system. Bionics (also known as biomimicry, biomimetics, bio-inspiration, biognosis, and close to bionical creativity engineering) The word bionic is slightly vague where it actually originate some said it was coined by Jack E. Steele in 1958, possibly also from Greek word βίον, bíon, pronounced [bi:on] (“bee-on”), meaning ‘unit of life’ and the suffix -ic, meaning ‘like’ or ‘in the manner of’, hence ‘like life’. Some dictionaries, however, explain the word as being formed from biology + electronics.
The terms ‘biomimetics’ and ‘biomimicry’ are also referred, the specific term of bionics is most commonly preferred in usage with medical applications.
In medicine, bionics means the replacement or enhancement of organs or other body parts by mechanical versions. Bionic implants differ from mere prostheses by replicating the original function, or even outmatched it.
Some of the more commonly known and used bionic devices include:
- cochlear implants (also called “bionic ears”)
- artificial hearts
- knee replacements
- hip replacements, and
- defibrillating implants and pacemakers.
Breakthrough in Bionic Research
1. i-LIMB Pulse ( all-new version of revolutionary i-LIMB Hand the world is first commercially available hand far-advantage and well enhance product line of i-LIMB, includes pulling grip strength, software enabled grip patterns and robust aluminum features for improved strength. Touch Bionic, Livingston UK, pioneer in developing prosthetic hands and advanced upper-limb bionic technologies and they are expanding in middle East; country like Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan, Qatar and Kuwait, also in Asia like China, they are exhibiting bionic hands with finger and artificial “skin lining”.
2. Prototype version of bionic eye implant that could be ready to start restoring rudimentary vision to blind people as soon as 2013. Patients that suffers degenerative vision loss caused by retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration will improved the quality of their life. Research lead by Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) It consists of a pair of glasses with a camera built-in, a pocket-size processor, and an ocular implant that sits against the retina at the back of the eye and electronically stimulates the retinal neurons that send visual information to the brain. It display more likely of Argus, Argus is designed to stimulate retinal cells directly in a healthy eyes, patients who undergone a severe loss of vision and or total blindness would finally learn to distinguished light, they would start to recognize visual patterns, would even be able to see the food on their plate, and navigate but this wont restore their full vision and function. Unlike the bionic eye implant it allows the recipients to recognize faces and even read large prints.
Bionic eye implant another amazing breakthrough in science it can give more hope and light for those patients that displaying incipient tendency of blindness.