Advanced prosthetics, pacemakers, and powerful aids like cochlear implants and bionic eyes are blurring the line between man and machine. Merging technology with the human body can help erase disabilities or even enhance the human body beyond its normal capacities. In fact, the future could be filled with wireless implantable technologies. Learn how Peckham’s wireless FES (functional electrical stimulation) system restores limb control, and how Donoghue’s wireless, rechargeable, and fully implantable BMI system (Brain/Machine Interface) gives users the ability to control technology with their mind.
The World Science Festival’s annual salon series offers in-depth conversations with leading scientists, extending the discussion of the Festival’s premiere public programs to graduate students, postdocs, faculty and well-informed members of the general public.
This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.