[QODLink]
Americas

Technology overrides human body's limitations

Technology's role in enhancing the human body and hygiene grows with devices that overcome blindness and limit seizures.

Last updated: 02 Jan 2014 11:47
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

In the last few years electronics have been getting smaller, more powerful and increasingly connected. It has been a boon for consumers, but has also resulted in new and innovative health technologies.

2014 will also be the year supercomputers begin in earnest to build the first simulation of the brain.

The $1.6bn Human Brain Project will take 10 years to complete, but promises to give us an unprecedented understanding of how the brain works. And from this, new insights into almost every aspect on human health.

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley takes a look at some of the medical advances.

98

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.