Inventing Iron Man (and Iron Spider-Man)
Iron Man • Billionaire industrialist Tony Stark suffers a severe chest injury during a kidnapping in which his captors attempt to force him to build a weapon of mass destruction. • He instead creates a powered suit of armour to save his life and escape captivity. He later uses the suit to protect the world as Iron Man.
Cyborgs • Gottfriedvon Berlichingen • aka "Götz" • 1480 – 23 July 1562 • In 1504, Berlichingen and his company fought for Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria. During the siege of the city of Landshut, he lost his right arm when enemy cannon fire forced his sword against him.
Cyborgs • He had a mechanical prosthetic iron replacement made, which is today on display at the Jagsthausen Castle. This prosthetic hand was ahead of its time, being capable of holding objects from a sword to a feather pen.
Cyborgs • Kevin Warwick • Born 9 February 1954 • Born in Coventry, UK • He is known for his studies on direct interfaces between computer systems and the human nervous system, and has also done research in the field of robotics.
Cyborgs • Steve Mann • Born in 1962 • Born in Hamilton, Ontario • He is as an inventor best known for his work on computational photography, particularly wearable computing and high dynamic range imaging.
Cyborgs • Neil Harbisson • Born 27 July 1982 • A Catalan-raised, Northern Ireland-born contemporary artist, composer and cyborg activist best known for his self-extended ability to hear colours and to perceive colours outside the ability of human vision.
Cyborgs • Matthew Nagle • Born October 16, 1979 • Died July 24, 2007 • The first person to use a brain-computer interface to restore functionality lost due to paralysis. He was a C3 tetraplegic, paralyzed from the neck down after being stabbed.
Cyborgs • Lepht Anonym • A bio-hacker based in Berlin who performs self-surgeries in order to explore and affect a personal transition to a physical cyborg state.
Prosthetics and Neuroprosthetics • Neural prostheses are a series of devices that can substitute a motor, sensory or cognitive modality that might have been damaged as a result of an injury or a disease.
Raytheon Sarcos Exoskeleton • Designed primarily with military purposes in mind, the XOS Exoskeleton is the robot that allows the wearer to lift or carry up to two hundred pounds repeatedly without tiring. • It's unique because it's one of the few full-body exoskeleton robots available. Most robot exoskeletons are broken up into either legs or arms.
HAL 5 Hybrid Assistive Limb • The Hybrid Assistive Limb (also known as HAL) is a powered exoskeleton suit developed by Japan's Tsukuba University and the robotics company CYBERDYNE. • It has been designed to support and expand the physical capabilities of its users, particularly people with physical disabilities.
TitanArm • An untethered, powered, upper body exoskeleton for use in the fields of rehabilitation and therapeutic application, as well as occupations requiring augmented strength. • Though systems exist, past exoskeleton endeavours have led to bulky, expensive, invasive, and tethered solutions.
WalkAide • WalkAide is a class II, FDA cleared medical device, designed to improve walking ability in people experiencing foot drop caused by upper motor neuron injuries or conditions such as: • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) • Stroke (CVA) • Cerebral Palsy (CP) • Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BrainGate • BrainGate is a brain implant system built and previously owned by Cyberkinetics, currently under development and in clinical trials, designed to help those who have lost control of their limbs, or other bodily functions, such as patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or spinal cord injury.
Non-Pilot Multi-tasking Pilot Relative Crash Risk No conversation Talking to passenger Talking to phone
Head-up Displays • Head-up displays - also known as a HUD - is any transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints. • HUDs evolved from the reflector sight, a pre-World War II parallax free optical sight technology for military fighter aircraft.
Iron Spider-Man • Featuring images from: • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 529 • Written by J. Michael Straczynski • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 530 • Written by J. Michael Straczynski