Brain Implant

Experiment: NeuroProsthetics

What will you learn? In this lab you will learn about neuroprosthetics, a very new discipline combining neuroscience, engineering, robotics, and physics. Background One of […]

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Pacemakers of the Heart

Experiment: Heart Action Potentials

What will you learn? With this experiment, you can learn about the cardiovascular system through the use of electrocardiograms (EKGs). You will have an understanding […]

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HackerHand

HackerHand + 5 Channel Interface (Beta Gen 2) Announcing a collaboration between Backyard Brains and HackerHand, a Chilean father & son invention team that has […]

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Human to Human Interface

Human to Human Interface Have you ever dreamt of controlling the people around you? Family, friends, co-workers, even total strangers? Well now that power is yours thanks […]

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Neil Harbisson, cyborg activist and president of the Cyborg Foundation.

Cyborg Humans

Individual cyborgs Neil Harbisson, cyborg activist and president of the Cyborg Foundation. Generally, the term “cyborg” is used to refer to a human with bionic, […]

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Cyborg Definition

A cyborg (short for “cybernetic organism”) is a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts. The term was coined in 1960 by Manfred Clynes […]

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ASIMO uses sensors and sophisticated algorithms to avoid obstacles and navigate stairs.

Scientific Fields Related to Cybernetic Systems

Cybernetic Systems Cybernetics studies systems of control as a concept, attempting to discover the basic principles underlying such things as: In biology Cybernetics in biology […]

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Cybernetics: John von Neumann

History of Cybernetics

Roots of cybernetic theory The word cybernetics was first used in the context of “the study of self-governance” by Plato in The Alcibiades to signify the governance of people. The word ‘cybernétique’ was also […]

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