Building a better cyborg


The bionic human walks among us. A nifty little graphic posted by IEEE Spectrum, a magazine and website published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, provides a capsule summary of the myriad ways in which implanted electrical devices are restoring vision, alleviating symptoms caused by Parkinson's disease and providing years-long, on-demand birth control.

Highlighted next-generation medical implantables include:
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