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Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans - CNET

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans - CNET | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it

Knife- and gunshot-wound victims will be placed in suspended animation as the first human trials begin on this emergency life-saving technique. 

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Bionic leg is controlled by brain power

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Researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Center for Bionic Medicine have created a prosthetic leg that reads motor intentions from tiny muscle contractions. Compared with prosthetics that are not able to "read" the intent of their wearers, the programmed robotic leg reduced the kinds of errors that cause unnatural movements, discomfort and falls by as much as 44%.

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Brian Hammerstix's curator insight, October 26, 2013 10:00 AM

Another step toward trans-humanism?  How long will it be before prosthetics are superior enough to natural limbs that people start opting to "upgrade" their apendages?