Technology beneath the skin
IN the 1970s, the Six Million Dollar Man was a popular television series about a former astronaut who had to undergo intense surgery and was rebuilt with mechanical parts after he was severely injured when his spaceship crashed.
His new body parts gave him superhuman strength, speed and other additional powers to fight evil for the government.
Forty years on, humans are still far from being full- bodied cyborgs but medical experts and researchers have found new ways to implement technology inside the human body.
Here are some of the technological innovations that have been invented and trialled to aid humans in the areas of convenience, safety or health issues.
People with profound hearing loss are now able to hear again with advanced cochlear implants.