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Bionic Man

Bionic Woman: Hollywood Sci-Fi vs. Reality

The new TV remake features quite a wakeup call: After a car accident, Jamie Sommers becomes a government soldier, fully equipped with robotic limbs, super senses, brain chips and quick-healing blood cells. We asked the experts if any of the show’s far-out science was (super)humanly possible.

Read more: Bionic Woman: Hollywood Sci-Fi vs. Reality - Popular Mechanics


Implanted devices
Medical devices U.S. Food and Drug Admistration

Cochlear Implants History of cochlear implants and links to sign language, deaf culture and history, and famous deaf people.
Dallas Otolarngoglogy cochlear implant Program Description of cochlear implants, their history, the devices that are available, surgical procedures and the benefits of having cochlear implants.

Artificial Heart

Access Excellence site contains an interview with cardiothoracic surgeon, Mehmet Oz, MD, who describes the status of heart transplantation and why artificial hearts and ventricular assist devices are needed. There are also links to other sites about heart technology.
Electric Heart Topics include a map of the human heart, a page of heart facts, a short biography of pioneering surgeon: O. H. Frazier, and a Shockwave interactive site where a heart transplant operation can be followed.