What is the average attention span of a group/class? Approximately 12 minutes at this level of study.How long can people concentrate on doing different tasks (usually controlled by motivation, interest, deadlines)
Inventing Iron Man
Iron Man Billionaire industrialist Tony Starksuffers a severe chest injuryduring a kidnapping in which hiscaptors attempt to force him tobuild a weapon of massdestruction. He instead creates a poweredsuit of armour to save his life andescape captivity. He later usesthe suit to protect the world asIron Man.
Cyborgs Gottfried von Berlichingen aka "Götz" 1480 – 23 July 1562 In 1504, Berlichingen and his companyfought for Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria. Duringthe siege of the city of Landshut, he lost hisright arm when enemy cannon fire forced hissword against him.
Cyborgs He had a mechanicalprosthetic iron replacementmade, which is today ondisplay at the JagsthausenCastle. This prosthetic handwas ahead of its time, beingcapable of holding objectsfrom a sword to a featherpen.
Cyborgs Kevin Warwick Born 9 February 1954 Born in Coventry, UK He is known for his studieson direct interfaces betweencomputer systems and thehuman nervous system, andhas also done research inthe field of robotics.
Cyborgs Steve Mann Born in 1962 Born in Hamilton, Ontario He is as an inventor bestknown for his work oncomputational photography,particularly wearablecomputing and high dynamicrange imaging.
Cyborgs Neil Harbisson Born 27 July 1982 A Catalan-raised, NorthernIreland-born contemporaryartist, composer and cyborgactivist best known for hisself-extended ability to hearcolours and to perceivecolours outside the ability ofhuman vision.
Cyborgs Matthew Nagle Born October 16, 1979 Died July 24, 2007 The first person to use a brain-computer interface to restorefunctionality lost due toparalysis. He was a C3tetraplegic, paralyzed from theneck down after beingstabbed.
Cyborgs Lepht Anonym A bio-hacker based inBerlin who performs self-surgeries in order toexplore and affect apersonal transition to aphysical cyborg state.
Prosthetics and Neuroprosthetics Neural prostheses are a series of devicesthat can substitute a motor, sensory orcognitive modality that might have beendamaged as a result of an injury or adisease.
Neuroprosthetics The Raytheon SarcosExoskeleton is designedprimarily with military purposes inmind, the XOS Exoskeleton is therobot that allows the wearer to liftor carry up to two hundredpounds repeatedly without tiring. Its unique because its one of thefew full-body exoskeleton robotsavailable. Most robotexoskeletons are broken up intoeither legs or arms.
Neuroprosthetics The HAL 5 Hybrid AssistiveLimb (also known as HAL) is apowered exoskeleton suitdeveloped by Japans TsukubaUniversity and the roboticscompany CYBERDYNE. It has been designed to supportand expand the physicalcapabilities of its users,particularly people with physicaldisabilities.
Neuroprosthetics TitanArm is an untethered,powered, upper body exoskeletonfor use in the fields ofrehabilitation and therapeuticapplication, as well asoccupations requiring augmentedstrength. Though systems exist, pastexoskeleton endeavours have ledto bulky, expensive, invasive, andtethered solutions.
Neuroprosthetics WalkAide is a class II, FDAcleared medical device, designedto improve walking ability inpeople experiencing foot dropcaused by upper motorneuron injuries or conditions suchas:– Multiple Sclerosis (MS)– Stroke (CVA)– Cerebral Palsy (CP)– Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury– Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Neuroprosthetics BrainGate is a brain implantsystem built and previouslyowned by Cyberkinetics,currently under developmentand in clinical trials, designedto help those who have lostcontrol of their limbs, or otherbodily functions, such aspatients with amyotrophiclateral sclerosis (ALS) orspinal cord injury.
Attention Mechanisms A significant consideration with this sort oftechnology is the user’s ability to attend tocontrolling these systems.
Attention Mechanisms Attention Is regulated by short term memory It is a mental system that enables us to focuson some information while ignoring otherinformation Concentration is the ability to focus on thetask at hand while ignoring distractions
Multi-taskingPilotNon-PilotRelativeCrashRiskNo conversation Talking to passenger Talking to phone
Rocketman Yves Rossy Born 27 August 1959 Born in Neuchâtel,Switzerland A Swiss pilot, inventor andaviation enthusiast.
Head-up Displays Head-up displays - also known as a HUD - is anytransparent display that presents data withoutrequiring users to look away from their usualviewpoints. HUDs evolved from the reflector sight, a pre-WorldWar II parallax free optical sight technology formilitary fighter aircraft.
Iron Spider-Man Featuring images from: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 529– Written by J. Michael Straczynski Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 530– Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Iron Spider-Man: In summary The costume is made of liquid metal nano-fibers that allow himto change his costume to taking on any appearance he wishes. Located on the back of the costume are three waldoes Mesh webbing that can allow gliding for short distances Heat-resistant Kevlar microfiber that can resist small-caliber bullets Built in fire, police and emergency scanner Audio and visual amplification, including infrared and ultraviolet Carbon filters in the mouth areas to keep out toxins A short-range GPS microwave communication system, all routed through a computerized control system in the titaniumchestpiece.