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The Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Czech Technical University in Prague and the Czech Society for Mechanics invite you to the lecture "How to Build a Cyborg: Fusion of Biomechanics and Biomedicine to Extend the Lifetime of the Human Body".

The lecture will take place at CTU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technická 4, Prague 6, in lecture room 266 on the 2nd floor on Wednesday 22 May 2024 at 15.00.

The lecture will be given by Prof. Matej Daniel, Ph.D. from the Institute of Mechanics, Biomechanics and Mechatronics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, CTU in Prague. You will enter the world where biomechanics and biomedicine meet and give rise to amazing technologies that can overcome the limits of the human body. This lecture will delve into the fascinating world of cyborgs, where you will learn how previous sci-fi visions are materializing into reality. We will explore how biomechanical prostheses and implants are becoming increasingly advanced and more perfectly mimic the function of human limbs and organs. From joint and tooth replacements that bring pain relief and restore mobility, to neural implants that open the way to revolutionary possibilities in neurorehabilitation and brain-computer interfaces. By exploring the latest advances in biomaterials, 3D printing, and robotics, you'll learn how these technologies are becoming more accessible and personalized. We will also touch on the ethical issues and societal implications that these technologies bring with them.