The Bionic Body


60m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Examines the re-engineering of the human body, including recent advances in nerve regeneration to treat spinal cord injuries. The program looks at artificial nerve stimulation on paralysis victims using implanted electrodes and implanting silicone chips in retinas. Also, host Alan Alda speaks with C

Film Details

Also Known As
Bionic Body, Scientific American Frontiers (03/27/01)
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Examines the re-engineering of the human body, including recent advances in nerve regeneration to treat spinal cord injuries. The program looks at artificial nerve stimulation on paralysis victims using implanted electrodes and implanting silicone chips in retinas. Also, host Alan Alda speaks with Christopher Reeve about Reeve's advocacy of increased research in this field.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bionic Body, Scientific American Frontiers (03/27/01)
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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