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Smithsonian\'s bionic man

by:Tuowei     2019-09-06
The Smithsonian\'s \"bionic\" created a working artificial heart and prototype body part.
Frank\'s bones look like they were done in a bike shop, his arms and hands work on batteries, and the software gives him a \"Almost Human\"
Like a conversation.
Frank is a bionic man built for the Smithsonian National special channel. of-the-
Artificial body parts from all over the world.
The documentary\'s host, Bertolt Meyer, recently touted the documentary with Frank at the National Museum of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Frank will be on display at the museum until December, when he will be demolished and his part will be returned to the organization that donated for the project.
SynCardia\'s temporary artificial heart, which transports plastic blood through his plastic vein, was made in Tucson, Arizona, and is Frank\'s only gut that is not just a prototype.
\"All the other parts we see here, like the artificial pancreas, the first prototype of the artificial kidney, Meyer said:\" The spleen and the lungs-they are still prototypes, there is still a long way to go. \".
\"And the heart has been used in the patient.
Michael garrippa, CEO of Tucson
SynCardia Systems Inc. , which makes Frank\'s heart, said the opportunity to work with Smithsonian was \"too good to refuse.
Garippa said: \"I think this is a real honor for us and a great opportunity because the technology has been under the rock to a large extent and can be obtained
Meyer, a social psychologist at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, said the documentary, \"First of all, an educational program\", aims to show viewers the latest developments in the field.
But it is also an education for him.
\"I am very shocked,\" he said of the progress of artificial limbs and artificial body parts . \".
Meyer, who was born without a lower left arm and who himself used artificial limbs, said he hoped the project would also trigger a conversation about what continued development in this area might mean to society.
\"If the artificial heart can bring us more life, what will a society like this look like? ” Meyer asked. “These (questions)
Changed the ethical meaning of this technology.
Dr. Daniel Tang, surgeon at the medical center of the Federal University of Virginia, said: \"While some developments look like science fiction, most of them are closer to the scientific facts, who are the protagonists in the documentary
\"Have we reached the point where a mechanical pump can replace a heart transplant? ” Tang asked. “It’s close.
\"The total artificial heart is used to temporarily replace the human heart of a patient waiting for a transplant, sometimes for several years,\" Tang said.
He said that although it has been in essentially the same form since 1981, the artificial heart like Frank was a \"medical miracle\" when there was not enough human heart to be transplanted.
\"The number of people on the waiting list is far above the number of donated hearts,\" Tang said . \".
\"This difference will only continue to grow.
\"Since the 1,200 generation, the SynCardia Heart has been implanted in about 1980 patients around the world, delivering real blood through real veins-unlike the plastic blood it delivers for Frank.
Garippa said it was the only device approved by the United States, Canada and the European Union to treat heart failure involving two chambers.
In the past, patients who used the device had to stay in the hospital, \"tied to\" 225 kg of the console, which increased costs and limited how many people could get artificial hearts, Tang said.
But a relatively new 6 kg portable device makes it possible for patients to go home.
Garippa said the portable device has passed the Food and Drug Administration trial and he hopes it will receive full FDA approval in November.
If approved, the new equipment will reduce the cost and difficulty of long-term hospital stays, he said.
The SynCardia Heart has also become more and more widespread, with the number of centers certified for heart implants soon increasing from nearly 90 around the world to 125, and Garippa says the number will eventually reach about 400.
Tang believes that one day, artificial organs may be made of synthetic tissues rather than metals and plastics.
\"This is a good time in our lives. ” – McClatchy-
\"Frank\" is not a complete person-he lacks key parts like the brain, the digestive system and the skin-but he gathers more than a dozen artificial parts into a \"body.
In addition to SynCardia\'s temporary artificial heart, his parts list includes:> skull implants printed with a 3D printer.
Turn the video into an Argus II system where the brain can \"see\" the electric shock.
> New Voice software and chatbot, convert text to voice, let Frank have \"Almost Human\"
Like a conversation.
A cochlear implant that converts sound into a pulse.>A 3D-
Printed synthetic trachea that can use patient stem cells to prevent rejection.
Artificial lungs that filter the air and add oxygen to the blood.
> An artificial pancreas that does not require insulin injection helps to regulate blood sugar in patients with diabetes.
A blood substitute made of plastic molecules whose core has an iron atom carrying oxygen, but cannot completely replace human blood.
> An artificial spleen still under development that can filter toxins from the blood.>Battery-
Electric artificial limbs.
> Touch Bionic I-
Artificial hand.
> Rotate the prosthesis up to 130 °.
> Adapt to knees in different environments with the help of gyro, accelerometer and microprocessor.
> BiOM ankle invented by Rock
Physicists and engineers in biology.
Help Frank \"walk\" and possibly replace the Rex exoskeletons of the wheelchair one day.
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