Implants: When technology makes sense – quite literally

Implants: When technology makes sense – quite literally


Implants that protect the senses

Image: Hand of a woman on a book with Braille writing; Copyright: PantherMedia/belchonok

People who have lost one of their senses mostly depend on replacing it using another sense and auxiliary means - a book with Braille writing in this case. Time will tell, if and when implants will be able to completely restore lost senses.

When technology replaces the senses

Image: A signal receiver and a transmitter of a Cochlear implant on the palm of a person; Copyright: PantherMedia/npudov

Cochlear implants belong to the few implants that can partially restore lost senses. But their wearers need practice to hear with them, as their technology is not sufficiently accurate compared to the nervous system.

Biology preferred over technology

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: beta-web/Schmitz

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