Rex, the Real Bionic Man Offers Hope for Everyone Missing Parts and Needing Organs

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Last month, Rex, the real bionic man had been unveiled to the public at the Science Museum in London, England and was on display until March 11. Rex had been built with body parts which resemble the human body including limbs, organs, and is even equipped with the presence of blood. All these have been synthetically reproduced only.

Despite being artificially created only, all his body parts including limbs, heart, lungs, pancreas, kidney, spleen, and trachea were anatomically designed to be compatible with the human body and may actually replace any missing bodily part. Each organ functions normally. Rex also has a working circulatory system with blood being pumped throughout his body by his heart. His entire head on the other hand is covered with synthetic skin, making it resemble a human form as closely as possible.

Watch this video about Rex, the real bionic man from Channel4News! 

Rex can also see (except on a peripheral view) through implanted retinas via images sent by his glasses and can hear through cochlear implants. His artificial intelligence enables him to respond verbally in a simple conversation. His arms can move within 26 degrees. It’s only one degree less than what a human arm can do. His hands can also grab and pick objects by twisting his wrist which most prosthetic hands can’t do. The motor and spring system on his legs enables him to imitate the calf and Achilles tendons movements when walking. But he will need an external skeletal limb attached to his lower bottom to be able to walk.

Although most refer to Rex as a million dollar man, his construction costs no more than £640,000 or that’s a little over 900,000 U.S. dollars.
Rex stands 6’2” and was developed by top UK robotic experts for Channel 4 and its documentary ‘How to Build a Bionic Man.’ The show’s presenter, Swiss psychologist Bertolt Meyer also has a bionic hand. Meyer, who was born without a left hand found hope through bionics. It is with the same hope for everyone missing parts that Rex, the real bionic man was created for.

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