Bionic Pioneers tells the stories of 10 brave individuals with neurological disabilities who made the decision to participate in a clinical trial or become a recipient of a newly approved neurotech device to treat their conditions. These pioneering users not only improved their own quality of life—they helped advance the pace of technological progress that will undoubtedly make life even better for other people suffering from the same condition in the future.
In each chapter, we learn the often painful details of how a neurological disorder has impacted someone’s life. We also gain insight into how each person came to accept a novel or experimental neurotech therapy and we learn how these marvels of engineering achieve their effect. Join with us as we pay tribute to some of the unsung heroes of medical technology—the users who literally put life and limb on the line to blaze the trail to new therapies.