This real-life cyborg has an antenna implanted into his skull
Publication/Creation DateMarch 3 2015
DescriptionArtist and self-proclaimed cyborg Neil Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a condition that leaves him with the inability to see any colors other than grayscale. Harbisson has adapted to his condition with a very creative solution; an antenna that allows him to "hear" color. The artist convinced a doctor to install the antenna to his skull in 2004. The antenna senses color through a camera on its front. It then transposes the color it senses into a high-frequency sound; different for each color; that Harbisson is able to hear through bone conduction.
Date archivedMay 9 2017
Last editedDecember 16 2019