Tech­nol­ogy be­neath the skin

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TECH WORLD -

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.

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