Startling news in science and medicine come from Australia. Honorary doctor of arts and robotics Institute, Curtin scholar performant Stelios Arkadiou he raised a hand, an ear to equip it systems Wi-Fi and GPS.
According to the information portal Onliner, known on the continent scientist and artist Stelios Arkadiou in the broadcast of a television Western Australia demonstrated the ear, which grew on his left hand. The doctor, who is better known under the pseudonym Stelarc, said that he intends to connect the "grown" part of the body to online.
For this purpose, in third ear expert implanted system Wi-Fi and GPS. Considering the opinion of the researcher, similar technology of the future. People will be able to renounce gadgets similar in favor of additional body parts, equipped with all the required, primarily online.
The operation to insert ear was painless under local anesthesia. The surgeon placed under the skin of the Aussie biopolymer frame in the shape of the ear, which for 6 months of the overgrown tissue and blood vessels. "This surgical design, but with grown cells," explains Stelarc.
Note that Australian doctor has long loved to experiment on his own body. In the 1970-1980-ies Stelarc spent 25 performances by hanging on hooks, and attached to the right hand mechanical analog, which was ruled in the muscles of legs and abdomen. Later scientist has created a 600-pound exoskeleton of a spider. At home many consider him insane, and even the cave to the authorities with the request to conduct the appropriate tests.
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