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iCandy: Bionics

Web-enabled electromechanical hands and specially tailored pet paws

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iCandy: Bionics
Photo: Toby Melville/ Reuters

Photo: Toby Melville/ Reuters
Swiss social psychologist Bertolt Mayer takes a close look at his man-made doppelgänger in February at the Science Museum, in London. “Rex,” the bionic man modeled after Mayer, has fully functioning mechanical limbs, artificial organs, and fake blood flowing through its body. Mayer has good reason for his strong interest in replicating human organs: He was born without a left hand and has continually searched for prostheses that provide better functionality.

   

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