Impacts of Prosthetics and Bionics on Humanity
Prosthetics and Bionics on Humanity
Advancements in prosthetics and bionics in the 21st century has changed humanity in various ways. To start with, prosthetics have made it possible to restore the functionality in human beings especially for those who suffer from various diseases that may require amputation. This has also helped people who have been injured and lost their limbs in battles. However, many experts in this field today that even the biological limbs at in future prosthetics in future will be more functional that the biological limbs that even people with healthy limbs would prefer to replace their limbs with the mechanical limbs.
In the 21st century, prosthetics replacement is mostly done in legs, arms, inner ears, kidneys and windpipes through they hardly work better that their biological counterparts (Deneulin, Severine and Lila 22). However, research shows that 60-70% of these structures have been effectively replaced and working well to the patients suffering from various diseases and may require their organs to be replaced. This may, however, require bionic upgrades from time to time. The bionic prosthetic arms and legs are the most advanced structures in the global market today as they have sensors on the skin as well as mini processors that enable human beings to detect and feel all the movements by the muscles and translate them into 14 different grips (Gnesotto 2-11). Thus, human beings can be able to grip a pen, type using a new keyboard, sometimes hold keys.
Through these structures, former patients can be even able to tie their shoes and even shake hands among other duties which they would not have been able to do when they were having broken limbs and arms. BeBionic arms are the most advanced structures in the global market today but the new surgical reports are suggesting that better and advanced arms will soon be out in the market in future. The new version of the arms would enable people to feel sensations. However, for prosthetic arm it is different as from the recent trials, no reports have been issued that the nerves have been able to give sensation (Trivino 82-93). Only knees are able to bend but only towards one direction and even the toes do not wiggle. On the other hand, prosthetic arms are described as multipurpose devices that can and will be used to replace the functionality of the biological arms and be able to perform various tasks.
The advancements in prosthetics and bionics have benefited human beings in various ways. The prosthetic limbs can be able to operate adequately as the biological limbs. Hence, people whom we refer as physically disabled will no longer exist in the near future. People who lose their limbs and arms during the war will be able to replace them with the artificial ones. This will also take care of people with diseases and birth defects.