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The Real Bionic Man

After losing part of his arm to cancer, doctors outfit Johnny, a self-described “hillbilly” from West Virginia, with one of the world’s most advanced robotic arms. Johnny is able to control his new arm with his mind, giving him a level of motor control impossible until now.
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Superhuman

Join us as we meet the innovators building our superhuman future.
11 Episodes
Episode 1
After losing part of his arm to cancer, Johnny now has one of the world's most advanced prosthetics. »
Episode 2
A brain implant connected to electrodes could offer hope to those who have lost function in their limbs. »
Episode 3
Robert is paralyzed. But thanks to a robotic exoskeleton, he can walk again. »
Episode 4
The incredible movement of shared designs and tech that’s making prosthetics better and cheaper for everyone. »
Episode 5
Could an injection of embryonic stem cells into the spinal cord reverse paralysis? »
Episode 6
Jerral was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq and left paralyzed. Now he's partnering with researchers to regain his independence. »
Episode 7
When Karen was told her daughter had an incurable disease, she started a gene therapy company to find a cure. »
Episode 8
Open BCI has developed a 3D-printed headset that allows your brain to interact with computers in amazing ways. »
Episode 9
A father’s quest to help his son with diabetes could change the lives of millions of people who suffer from the disease. »
Episode 10
Vanna was legally blind. Now she can see. Hear her inspiring story and meet the amazing doctors who gave her back her sight. »