Our Bionic Future: the role of biomaterials in re-engineering the human body
The idea that we might be able to rebuild the human the body when it falls apart has been around for a long time. The 1970s tv series Six Million Dollar Man encapsulated the hopes and the dreams of such a future at a time when the idea of making artificial bones, organs and muscles was very much in the realms of science fiction. Forty years later it is becoming an engineering reality.
This talk by Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials and Society at UCL Mechanical Engineering, covers some of the most exciting current technologies and dares to look another forty years into the future.