This real-life cyborg has an antenna implanted into his skull

Publication Title
Business Insider
Publication/Creation Date
March 3 2015
Neil Harbisson (creator)
Media Type
News Broadcast
Persuasive Intent
Artist 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.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords
Cyborg Foundation, Eyeborg, Bluetooth

Date archived
May 9 2017
Last edited
December 16 2019
How to cite this entry
Neil Harbisson. (March 3 2015). "This real-life cyborg has an antenna implanted into his skull". Business Insider. Business Insider. Fabric of Digital Life.