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Vol. LXVI, No. 11
May 23, 2014

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NIBIB Launches ‘Bionic Man’ Web Tool

NIBIB’s Bionic Man
NIBIB’s Bionic Man

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering recently launched the “NIBIB Bionic Man,” an interactive web tool that allows students and the public to learn about cutting-edge research in biotechnology.

The bionic man features 14 technologies currently being developed by NIBIB-supported researchers. Examples include a powered prosthetic leg that helps users achieve a more natural gait, a wireless brain-computer interface that lets people with paralyzed legs and arms control computer devices or robotic limbs using only their thought and a micro-patch that delivers vaccines painlessly and doesn’t need refrigeration. Each technology featured on the bionic man can be clicked on to reveal a short description as well as links to longer news articles or multimedia.

The goal of the bionic man is to inform the public about the many exciting technologies being developed with NIBIB support and to inspire the next generation of bioengineers.

The bionic man can be found at



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