Bionic Body Parts

Smart Contact Lenses – How Far Away Are They?

When thinking about the potential of emerging technologies, it’s often good to try and visualize the most extreme endpoint that you can think of, where the technology would be fully matured. We’ve done this before when we thought about what real-time virtual reality might look like, or when we thought about what a fully functioning autonomous […]

Doppler Labs – Smart Earbuds for Augmented Hearing

In recent articles, we’ve talked about how augmented reality may be the biggest opportunity ever. Introduced to the world with the emergence of Pokémon Go, augmented reality aims to blend virtual reality with the real world. Much of the work being done in this industry focuses on sight, augmenting the way that we see the world and […]

Investing in Cochlear Implants with Cochlear

We’ve talked before about artificial hearts that can pump blood throughout your body while you wait for a transplant. We’ve looked at bionic eyes that enable basic vision for the blind. Continuing on the theme of artificial anatomy, there is one company that can provide you with bionic ears and it’s called Cochlear. Founded in […]

Second Sight’s Bionic Eye Implants

In a previous article, we discussed the planned IPO for SynCardia Systems, a company that makes artificial hearts. From 3D printed organs to growing windpipes, the movement towards creating “artificial body parts” seems to be growing at an unprecedented pace. A technology that can be used to create bionic eyes for those who are blind […]

An Artificial Heart IPO From SynCardia Systems

Science fiction often takes a futuristic look at mankind and in some cases, these predictions are remarkably accurate. Concepts like “pills that cure cancer”, “artificial organs”, and “reversing the process of aging” are all ideas that are being worked on today. It’s not too far-fetched to think that in the next few decades, these concepts […]