Harvard Researchers have created the first true cybernetic tissue, merging electronics with living nerve tissue. The researchers embedded a three-dimensional network of nanoscale wires into human tissues which grew and merged together into perfect, functional cybernetic tissue.
The head researcher, Mark Lieber, states that the team has succeeded, for the first time, in working
at the same scale as the unit of biological system without interrupting it. Ultimately, this is about merging tissue with electronics in a way that it becomes difficult to determine where the tissue ends and the electronics begin.
Through the new technology, the team was able to create a wide range of cybernetic tissues including: cell types ranging from heart and nerve cells, to bio-engineered blood vessels. The cells respond organically just like natural cells in our bodies. The cybernetic tissues are also able to provide researchers with feedback regarding overall health and well being of the host environment, as well as the status of the cell itself.
This is another great advancement in the field of cybernetics, as humans learn and grown and learn to grow with machines the possibilities truly do become endless. See you in the future.
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