Bionic man goes on display

A bionic man will go on display at London's Science Museum this week. Costing around £640,000, the 'man' has artificial organs, synthetic blood and robot limbs.

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Project showcases what 'bionic technology can do'

A bionic man will go on display at London's Science Museum today, costing around £640,000, it showcases the latest in prosthetic technology.

Swiss social psychologist Bertolt Meyer, a researcher on the project spoke to ITV Daybreak about the project to create the artificial man.

He said it is designed to "showcase what bionic technology can do already and what it can't do".

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Psychologist: We can 'build a body that is great'

An artificial man will go on display today at the London Science Museum, exhibiting some of the latest advances in prosthetic technology, with an artificial pancreas and kidney, and a functional blood circulatory system.

Swiss social psychologist Bertolt Meyer, spoke to the scientists involved in the creation of the 'man':

I've looked around for new bionic technologies, out of personal interest, for a very long time and I think that until five or six years ago nothing much was happening, then suddenly we are now at a point where we can build a body that is great and beautiful in its own special way.

Born without a left hand, Meyer, has a £30,000 bionic replacement, with the ability to grip and twist.

Although it is the most advanced on the market, he says it could soon be obsolete, his research into bionic replacement coming from a "personal interest".

Bionic man on display at London Science Museum

A million-dollar bionic man will go on display at London's Science Museum this week.

Costing around £640,000, the 'man' has artificial organs, synthetic blood and robot limbs.

An image of what the finished bionic man would look like Credit: Channel 4

Assembled by a team of leading roboticists, for a new Channel 4 documentary, How To Build A Bionic Man, it incorporates some of the latest advances in prosthetic technology.

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