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Resource List: The Cyborg Athlete
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Resource List:  The Cyborg Athlete
Cyborg athletes ? part organic, part machine ? are slowly, surreptitiously creeping into being. From simple biometric monitors and augmented reality display systems, to sprinters with no legs.


Locally Hosted resource Ear-sensor could help athletes go for gold

In late 2007, a sensor system, bearing more than a passing resemblance to a hearing aid could be the next step in the UK's bid for Olympic victory. The small device fits discreetly behind the ear and provides the coach with real-time telemetry about an athlete?s gait and posture





Locally Hosted resource 'Smart' sunglasses show athletes a good time

A heads-up display system, resembling nothing more than a pair of sunglasses, have been developed for athletes by German company Rodenstock. The sunglasses ? dubbed "Informance" ? display a stopwatch and a visual display of the wearer?s heart rate along the edge of the lens, focussed so the wearer can read them clearly with just peripheral vision.





Locally Hosted resource Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius was born on 22 November 1986 in Sandton, South Africa. He is an athletic sprinter, one of the fastest in the world, whose perhaps only other notable feature is that he has no legs.





Locally Hosted resource Podcast: Aimee Mullins: Running on high-tech legs

During her 2009 podcast "Aimee Mullins: How my legs give me super-powers" Aimee Mullins references her 'previous appearance at TED' 11 years prior, which changed her life and set the stage for her activities for the next decade. This is that talk.





Locally Hosted resource Podcast: Aimee Mullins: How my legs give me super-powers

This podcast, part of the 2009 TED conference, is the videoing of a speech given by Aimee Mullins, on the state of prosthetic leg development, and the narrowing divide between disability and superhuman ability.





Locally Hosted resource Prosthetics as an Enablement Device: Not Yet?

This report is a response to Aimee Mullins' 2009 TED conference presentation. It is specifically concerned with her closing statements on the nature of disability and prosthetics, in 2009.