On This Day 10 June

By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-06-10
From a water clock in 671 to the first Apple II computer being shipped in 1977 and then Intel releasing a 200mhz pentium chip in 1996 the 10th of June is a strong day for tech. Let's look at Kevin Warwick, known as "Captain Cyborg"

Kevin Warwick's Project Cyborg 2.0

Who is Kevin Warwick

He is a British Engineer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University, also known as "Captain Cyborg". Leaving school at 16 to start an apprenticeship with BT (then British Telecom) he has subsequently gone on to obtain a PhD from Imperial College London with his focus being on Biomedical engineering, AI, cybernetics and cyborgs.

Project Cyborg 2.0

In 2002 an array (100 electrodes) was implanted into Kevin's left arm which took about 2 hours by the surgical team at Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. Having previously undertaken experiments in the human-computer interface this experiment was the first that resulted in direct communication with another human (his wife). The implant created artificial sensations by stimulating the electrodes in a bi-directional manner with another implant which was connected to his wife.

Part of the experiment included the control of a robot arm, with sensory feedback being received from the robot.

Cyborg-20-Project-Kevin-Warwick-with-wife-Irena

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Interview with his wife

TedX talk on Cyborgs by Kevin

Watch Kevin implant a device which transmits from nervous system to external device

You can read more about Kevin and his research on his personal site here

Other events on this day

  • 671: Emperor Tenji of Japan introduced water clock measuring time and indicating hours
  • 1692: Bridget Bishop is the first of 20 to be executed for witchcraft in Salem
  • 1719: Battle of Glen Shiel during the Jacobite Rising
  • 1902: first envelope with a window
  • 1933: Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker flip their car into a ravine
  • 1935: Alcoholics Anonymous founded
  • 1940: Italy declared ware on the United Kingdom and France
  • 1977: first Apple II computer shipped
  • 1996: Intel released 200 mhz pentium chip
  • 2002: first direct electronic communication between nervous system of 2 humans in UK
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