Fact Box – "REX": World’s first complete bionic man
What is Rex ?
- Researchers have built the world’s first complete bionic man named “Rex”.
Rex, which is on display in UK, has the face of a man, prosthetic limbs, a functional artificial blood circulatory system and artificial organs, including a pancreas, kidney, spleen and trachea. At 6.5-feet tall, Rex is valued at a whopping $1 million.
Rex showcases the potential future of prosthetics. As per scientists, in future, people may be able to fix a failing organ without having a transplant and without having to wait for a compatible donor.
Categories: Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2017