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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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