Inventing Iron Man

Iron Man
Billionaire industrialist Tony Stark
suffers a severe chest injury
during a kidnapping in which his
captors attempt to force him to
build a weapon of mass
He instead creates a powered
suit of armour to save his life and
escape captivity. He later uses
the suit to protect the world as
Iron Man.
Gottfried von Berlichingen
aka "Götz"
1480 – 23 July 1562
In 1504, Berlichingen and his company
fought for Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria. During
the siege of the city of Landshut, he lost his
right arm when enemy cannon fire forced his
sword against him.
He had a mechanical
prosthetic iron replacement
made, which is today on
display at the Jagsthausen
Castle. This prosthetic hand
was ahead of its time, being
capable of holding objects
from a sword to a feather
Kevin Warwick
Born 9 February 1954
Born in Coventry, UK
He is known for his studies
on direct interfaces between
computer systems and the
human nervous system, and
has also done research in
the field of robotics.
Steve Mann
Born in 1962
Born in Hamilton, Ontario
He is as an inventor best
known for his work on
computational photography,
particularly wearable
computing and high dynamic
range imaging.
Neil Harbisson
Born 27 July 1982
A Catalan-raised, Northern
Ireland-born contemporary
artist, composer and cyborg
activist best known for his
self-extended ability to hear
colours and to perceive
colours outside the ability of
human vision.
Matthew Nagle
Born October 16, 1979
Died July 24, 2007
The first person to use a braincomputer interface to restore
functionality lost due to
paralysis. He was a C3
tetraplegic, paralyzed from the
neck down after being
Lepht Anonym
A bio-hacker based in
Berlin who performs selfsurgeries in order to
explore and affect a
personal transition to a
physical cyborg state.
Prosthetics and Neuroprosthetics
Neural prostheses are a series of devices
that can substitute a motor, sensory or
cognitive modality that might have been
damaged as a result of an injury or a
Raytheon Sarcos Exoskeleton
Designed primarily with military
purposes in mind, the XOS
Exoskeleton is the robot that
allows the wearer to lift or carry
up to two hundred pounds
repeatedly without tiring.
It's unique because it's one of the
few full-body exoskeleton robots
available. Most robot
exoskeletons are broken up into
either legs or arms.
HAL 5 Hybrid Assistive Limb
The Hybrid Assistive Limb (also
known as HAL) is a powered
exoskeleton suit developed by
Japan's Tsukuba University and
the robotics company
It has been designed to support
and expand the physical
capabilities of its users,
particularly people with physical
An untethered, powered, upper
body exoskeleton for use in the
fields of rehabilitation and
therapeutic application, as well as
occupations requiring augmented
Though systems exist, past
exoskeleton endeavours have led
to bulky, expensive, invasive, and
tethered solutions.
WalkAide is a class II, FDA
cleared medical device, designed
to improve walking ability in
people experiencing foot drop
caused by upper motor
neuron injuries or conditions such
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Stroke (CVA)
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
BrainGate is a brain implant
system built and previously
owned by Cyberkinetics,
currently under development
and in clinical trials, designed
to help those who have lost
control of their limbs, or other
bodily functions, such as
patients with amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis (ALS) or
spinal cord injury.
Relative Crash Risk
No conversation
Talking to passenger
Talking to phone
Head-up Displays
Head-up displays - also known as a HUD - is any
transparent display that presents data without
requiring users to look away from their usual
HUDs evolved from the reflector sight, a pre-World
War II parallax free optical sight technology for
military fighter aircraft.
Iron Spider-Man
Featuring images from:
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 529
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 530
Written by J. Michael Straczynski