Technological advancements in finger prosthesis have made it possible for someone who does not have a finger to be able to use prosthetic finger attachments to have a fully functioning hand again.
Prosthetics / Bionics
The use of prosthetics and bionics for humans dramatically increases the quality of life for people all over the world. Prosthetics involve artificial limbs and organs. Bionics are similar to prosthetics, but these mechanical parts are created to be as good as, or even better functioning, than a person's original limb or organ. Learn more about this fascinating field with insightful articles.
In the past, when someone lost his eye, he would have to wear a patch to cover the damaged eye. However prosthetic eyes can restore the look of having a real eye. Advancements in bionic eyes have made it possible for blind patients to have partial eyesight.
Animal organs transplanted into human bodies? Sounds impossible, but in fact it’s not at all far-fetched.
Tissue engineering, intended to improve or to replace biological functions, is an emerging technology. Read about the advantages and disadvantages of tissue engineering.
In the last article we mentioned how Bionics work and how they are being applied to everyday situations – this article involves the extraordinary work being done with Bionics in medicine.
This article introduces the idea of bionics. More than just science fiction, bionics is a technology with both current and future real world applications.
Bionics is a fascinating subject with a relatively short but interesting history. Find out more about this exciting field.
The goal of bone tissue engineering is to grow new bones, cartilage and teeth that are fully functional and have the ability to regenerate like natural healthy bone. Researchers are working on engineering bone that will replace and repair degenerated or injured bone.
Harvesting autologous cells to repair or replace organs is quickly becoming a reality. Scientists have already successfully used autologous cells for tissue engineering in the research field and in real patient settings.
Tissue engineering has the potential to change the way we deal with disease, injuries and old age. Growing new living tissue to replace diseased and damaged tissue could be commonplace in the future.