Everything You Need To Know Before Getting An RFID Implant
What if you could open your front door or unlock your car just by raising your hand? What about sending your LinkedIn profile or a dancing monkey GIF to a phone just by holding it? And what about turning on a coffee machine by pointing to it? This is not the future anymore. Wannabe-cyborgs with little RFID chips under their skin are living with us: thousands of people implanted the tiny devices already under their skin to be able to have simpler access to buildings or (other people’s) phones. Do you want to join the cyborg community? Here’s what you should know about RFID chips before you implant them into your...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Cyborgization Future of Medicine chip digital digital tattoo digital tattoos digital technology Health Healthcare implant Innovation RFID Source Type: blogs

From Human To Cyborg: Are You Willing To Augment Your Body?
What if you could have a heat-map vision to search through an abandoned terrain? What if you could filter out unpleasant odors of urban decay every now and then? Can you imagine hearing ultrasounds better than bats? And what about lifting 20 tons or having a third, bionic arm? With the rapid advancement of technologies, the future of healthcare might not just be about being healthy, but even augmenting our bodies and “upgrading” ourselves. Where would you draw the line between being a human and a cyborg? Superhuman traits in sight: perceiving colors as sounds The wish for a perfect human body with enhance...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Biotechnology Cyborgization Health Sensors & Trackers artificial brain-computer interface digital tattoo exoskeleton future Healthcare implant Innovation Medicine Source Type: blogs

The Future of Making Sense of the World
Hug shirts, smellphones, virtual tastes, bionic eyes and hearing aids doing translations – just a few keywords showing how technology will take human perception to a higher level in the future. Innovative healthcare solutions will go way beyond improving our senses when we experience problems, they will augment our capabilities and open new horizons for humanity. Let’s jump into the pool of details. How humans perceive the sensory cacophony called the world Car. Flower. Smartphone. Leaf. Shadow. Ponytail. Red Sweater. Monitor. Water. Coffee. Beeps. Sidney Bechet tunes. Bicycle. Laugh. Light breeze. Holiday mem...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Biotechnology Cyborgization Health Sensors & Trackers Medical Professionals Patients body augmentation future Healthcare hearing human human perception Medicine sense sensing smell taste touch vision Source Type: blogs

The Future of Vision and Eye Care
3D printed digital contact lenses, bionic eye implants, augmented reality eye condition explainers: the future of vision and eye care are full of science fiction-sounding innovations. Here is where digital health will take ophthalmology in the future! More than 80 percent of perception comes through vision Researchers estimate that 80-85 percent of our perception, learning, cognition, and activities are mediated through vision. Compared to that, our hearing only processes 11 percent of information, while smell 3.5 percent, touch 1.5 percent and taste 1 percent. Don’t you think that’s possible? Renowne...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 26, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Augmentation in Medicine Cyborgization Medical Augmented Reality 3d printing AI diabetes digital digital health eye care future guide Healthcare Innovation ophthalmology Personalized medicine technology vision Source Type: blogs

Eight important neuropsychological syndromes you ’ve probably never heard of
By Christian Jarrett Studying people who have brain damage or illness has been hugely important to progress in psychology. The approach is akin to reverse engineering: study how things go wrong when particular regions of the brain are compromised and it provides useful clues as to how those regions usually contribute to healthy mental function. As a result, some neuropsychological conditions, such as Broca’s aphasia (speech deficits), prosopagnosia (a difficulty recognising faces, also known somewhat misleadingly as “face blindness”) and Alien Hand syndrome (a limb seeming to act of its own volition) have...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - July 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Brain Source Type: blogs

The World ’s Most Famous Real-Life Cyborgs
In the future of humankind, brain implants could improve our memory. Implanted magnets or RFID chips implanted in our fingers could replace passwords and keys. Exoskeletons could boost our strength, and augment a whole range of our human capabilities. So, it will never be more important to keep the features that make us human, such as empathy, creativity or the ability for change. It is not easy to find the right balance between technology and being human, though. Here, I enlisted real-life cyborgs who might show us positive examples how to do it. Tiptoeing around humans with machine parts People imagine cyborgs us...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: TMF Tags: Bioethics Cyborgization future GC1 Health Personalized medicine robotics technology Video Source Type: blogs