As medical and technological advances race toward a future where humankind can hardly separate itself from its creations, the once far-fetched idylls of science fiction nerds begin to mold itself into reality.
Still well within the realm of the imaginable, those with mobility issues have long relied on inspired engineering for ensuring their independence.
Where missing limbs once meant severe livelihood restrictions, technology has gone a long way to replace what many thought had been permanently lost.
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Having the full body support of you own wearable robot when recovering from paralysis has been shown to aid in an increased rate of mobility and, subsequently, independence.
Of course the medical field doesn’t keep this technology all to itself; the military has been one of the major backers of anything robotic that can give its soldiers an edge over its enemies.
Amazing breakthroughs have been achieved as recently as August this year when the first successful prototype of a bionic eye was implanted into a woman in Sydney, Australia.