With 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.
- 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.