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Designing For Our Bodies

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color — and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.  Neil Harbisson’s “eyeborg” allows him to hear colors, even those beyond the range of sight, such as ultraviolet and infrared frequencies.

His story is unbelievable; a remarkable use of modern technology.  This is just one example of a growing trend of technology integration with our biological “hardware”.  I want to talk about encouraging the innovation that will push the boundaries between technology and our world.  To do this, we have to start designing for our bodies, for our native ecosystems.  There is a lot of material in this post, so make sure you catch all of the exciting developments! Listen to Neil’s story, and get excited! Continue reading

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TEDxJNJ: The Future of Biogenetics and HealthCare

 

 Biogenetics, DNA sequencing, personalized healthcare, what does it all mean?  We are standing on the cusp of the next plateau of medical knowledge, and it is all thanks to our growing understanding of our genetic code. Science has already identified multiple gene “markers” that are indications of a genetic susceptibility to certain diseases. As this wealth of knowledge grows, we grow closer to making science fiction a reality – delivering targeted treatments, preventative care, and most eerily, know what hereditary diseases you will contract in the future with an unprecedented level of accuracy. In doing so, one must consider the policies and the human psychology that are affected by such a profound shift in healthcare.

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