3 Unbelievable Body Inventions That Are Changing Humanity

3 Unbelievable Body Inventions That Are Changing Humanity

Inventions are bringing technology and humans closer and closer. Check out these technological inventions that blur the line between machines and humans.

As the world twirls its way into the future, our inventions are bringing technology and humans closer and closer.

The Internet and cellphones are amazing but they’re just the beginning. Check out these technological inventions that blur the line between machines and humans.

1) Walking With Your Mind

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If you didn’t catch the opening kick off to the World Cup in 2014, you might have missed this.

If you did see the kick but felt a bit confused as to why a human in a giant robot suit was on the field, here’s what it was all about.

In 2014, Juliano Pinto, made the first kick of the game in the Brazil’s World Cup.

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An athlete from São Paulo State in Brazil, Pinto was paralyzed in a car accident in 2006. He can’t walk on his own, and has no natural use of his legs.

He make the historic kick, and it was done using the power of brain-controlled prosthetics. These are pretty amazing. Basically, Pinto used his brain to imagine himself walking, and the contraption he was strapped into read these thoughts, and moved him forward.


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Exactly how did this work? Pinto had an electroencephalogram (EEG) cap comprised of electrodes attached to his head. These picked up the electrical signals traveling through his brain.

So, while Pinto envisioned walking, the cap picked these signals up and relayed the info to the exoskeleton that he was attached to. The machine then moved his legs, allowing him to kick the ball.

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What’s the future of this technology? More paralyzed people being able to walk again, and who knows what else. Pretty amazing.

2) Hearing With Your Skin

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Braille allows people who are blind to ‘see’ with their fingers, but what about people who are deaf?

A vest developed by Dr. David Eagleman, a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and Scott Novich, a graduate student working with him, is allowing deaf people to ‘hear’ using their skin.

The V.E.S.T (Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer) is worn by a person who is hard of hearing. It translates sounds into vibrations that are felt by the wearer on their skin.

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Someone wearing the vest feels the words that someone else speaks as vibrations, or the sounds in a room, and these vibrations can be remembered and read by the wearer’s mind as certain meanings are attributed to each different vibration.

The idea is to substitute one sense for another, in this case, touch for hearing. Neat.

3) Controlling Your Computer With Your Eyes

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Back in October of 2016, something called Eyefluence was acquired by Google. Eyefluence is an eye-tracking interface that allows people with disabilities to use computers. The technology allows individuals to use their eyes as a mouse, by wearing a virtual reality headset or augmented glasses that read the wearer’s eye movements.

The technology can be used to improve the lives of those who don’t have the use of their hands or arms.

It will also eventually be part of virtual reality headsets, in general.

Here’s to the future- may it be interesting!

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