8 Must-Have Implants for the Cyborg Patient

Next-gen medical devices include artificial hearts, neurostimulators to restore vision, and chips to dispense birth control

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Illustration by Bryan Christie Design
Illustration: Bryan Christie Design

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Modern medicine offers a multitude of ways to go bionic: Today’s implanted electrical devices can stimulate the nervous system, restore the senses, deliver drugs, and may soon replace entire organs. Here’s a sampling of cyborg technologies that benefit from advances in processing power, batteries, and sensors, which allow these devices to adapt therapies on the fly.

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Illustration: Bryan Christie Design

This article originally appeared in print as “The Ultimate Cyborg Patient.”

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