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bionic

1. of or relating to bionics
2. (in science fiction) having certain physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic equipment

bionic

A machine that is patterned after principles found in humans or nature; for example, robots. It also refers to artificial devices implanted into humans replacing or extending normal human functions. See biomimicry.
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IRISII is a bionic vision system equipped with a bio-inspired camera and a 150 electrodes epi-retinal implant with a proprietary design intended to be explantable and eventually upgradable for patients who have lost sight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Blood glucose control in type 1 diabetes with a bihormonal bionic endocrine pancreas.
Previous small scale studies of the bionic eye have demonstrated no adverse effects.
The family is due to take Alan to the London Prosthetic Clinic next month to assess the best type of bionic hand called the iLimb ultra.
"The whole idea of the project is to get together all of the spare parts that already exist for the human body today," said Bertolt Meyer, a 36-year-old social psychologist at the University of Zurich who designed the bionic man.
As it turns out, this bionic man comes cheaper than his $6-million-dollar sci-fi cousin.
For the bionic FSS-3, miniaturization is realized through the arc branches filling the space.
He was born without a left hand and has an advanced bionic one which cost PS30,000.
The artificial man was assembled by a team of leading robotics experts for a new Channel 4 documentary, 'How To Build A Bionic Man,' Sky News reported.
A bionic man, which has artificial organs, synthetic blood and robotic limbs, has gone on display at London's Science Museum.
National charity Deafness Research UK's award-winning Bionic Ear roadshow will be visiting the Wrexham Science Festival on Thursday, July 26 to deliver interactive performances, designed to emphasise the importance of ear protection and ensure hearing health messages do not fall on deaf ears.
REN Luquan, CONG Qian, TONG Jin and CHEN Bingcong (2001) put forward Bionic electro-osmosis, a new method of reducing soil adhesion to soil-engaging components or parts of terrain machines, is presented.