Bionic Me


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ith hands-on displays and full-body experiences, this exhibition explores the inventive and ingenious medical and industrial breakthroughs that have helped enhance the human experience. Visitors can move a ball with their mind, manipulate a robot arm, race against a Paralympian, use night vision to see in the dark, and explore how technology can provide camouflage and make you invisible.

Exhibits include:

  • Mind Control – Compete against a friend using a brain-computer interface to control a ball using the power of your mind.
  • Motion Control – Use a gesture interface to control a robot arm and move a ball.
  • Voice Control – Use voice commands to interact with appliances in a model house.
  • Body Technology – Interact with different body systems by moving a screen over areas of a human body. Investigate what you could augment in various areas of the body.
  • Lenses – Experiment with a number of different lenses and investigate the effect on what we can see.
  • Augmented Surgeon – Try to put the augmented body parts into the correct areas of the body.
  • UV Camera – View your skin using a UV camera. Experiment with sunscreen and see how much sun damage you have.
  • What To Augment – Share your ideas on how you would like to augment your body.
  • Exoskeleton – Climb into an exoskeleton and control an on-screen avatar to investigate what you could do with enhanced strength.
  • Jet Pack – Put on a helmet and fly a virtual jetpack.
  • Prosthetics – Use a sensor to control a prosthetic arm.
  • Race Against A Paralympian – Prosthetics are advancing at a rate that they may soon surpass the ability of natural limbs. See how you fare in a race against a paralympian.
  • Bionic Eye – View the world through a bionic eye simulation.
  • Wind Tunnel – Test different accessories in a wind tunnel to see how they feel and perform.
  • Train Your Brain – Play a brain training game and investigate how it might affect your performance.
  • Ethics Quiz – Consider ethical questions of body augmentation via an eye gaze controlled quiz.
  • Braille – Read Braille messages using your sense of touch.
  • Camouflage – Explore how technology can provide active camouflage and make you invisible.
  • Infrared Camera – View your world through an infra-red camera and large screen.
  • Hearing Test – Test your hearing range and discover how technology can enhance your hearing.
  • Tunnel of Darkness – Explore a tunnel without using sight.
  • 3D Printing – Feel how scientists are using 3D printing to communicate images via touch.

Free with NYSCI admission.

Teachers: Download the Bionic Me Education Guide before your visit here.

Bionic Me was created by Scitech of Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions.

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