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mace
15th November 2009, 11:37
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6560971/Man-uses-remote-to-control-his-bionic-bottom.html

You need a new kind of PM

Sysman
15th November 2009, 11:42
What happens when the remote batteries run out?

mace
15th November 2009, 11:46
It's early days, there's bound to be a few "accidents"

DaveB
15th November 2009, 11:53
What happens when the remote batteries run out?

I think he has a bit more than that to worry about....



The father-of-two is resigned to having the muscles in his bionic bottom replaced every five years.

TimberWolf
15th November 2009, 11:56
I think he has a bit more than that to worry about....

The father-of-two is resigned to having the muscles in his bionic bottom replaced every five years

I noticed that too :eek Hopefully not too much muscle needs to be used.

OwlHoot
15th November 2009, 12:28
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6560971/Man-uses-remote-to-control-his-bionic-bottom.html

You need a new kind of PM

Let's hope the neighbour's garage door remote doesn't cause interference! :sick

OwlHoot
15th November 2009, 12:30
I noticed that too :eek Hopefully not too much muscle needs to be used.

For something like this it must be better to use muscle from his knee than his elbow.

CheeseSlice
15th November 2009, 12:32
It's early days, there's bound to be a few "accidents"

Yeah,...there may be a few times when he answers the wrong 'phone'!! :eek


“It’s like a chubby little mobile phone,” he said. “You switch it on and off, just like switching on the TV."

TimberWolf
15th November 2009, 12:40
For something like this it must be better to use muscle from his knee than his elbow.

Yeah, there aren't many unused muscles going (though you'd think one could lose a bit from the more massive groups, if as clearly there isn't, a choice). With a bit of luck we will be able to grow entire muscle groups one day, but that would still leave the problem of which nerves to control them, to do away with the electronics.

OwlHoot
15th November 2009, 15:20
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