The Real Bionic Man


Duration: 60 minutos

Grades: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Anatomy, Biology, Physics

On air

Program Description

Are bionic men and women in our future? Cyborgs walking among us, indistinguishable from the real thing? The possibility may not be as remote as you think. Scientists in places like Bionic Valley in Utah have been working for years on incredibly sophisticated artificial parts: hearing devices implanted in the cochlea; eyes that transmit electric signals to the visual cortex. “The Real Bionic Man” explores the progress being made in this field of science once thought to be science fiction, and how some inventions are already being used to help people with disabilities.