Science Questions

Sun, 16th Jan 2005

Part of the show Cybernetics and Computer Vision

Question

Maggie asked:

What does the word bionic actually mean and how would a bionic object be incorporated into the body?

Answer

Bionic is probably biological and electronic put together. As for incorporating them into the body, we already have things like pacemakers for the heart and cochlea implants. The materials used are pretty inert, so the body usually just encapsulates them, which is a good thing because it helps protect the implant.

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