A global organization that promotes research and projects that apply technology to the human body in order to extend or create new senses and increase range of perceptions.
Funded Organizations/ Projects
Since its founding the Cyborg Foundation has undertaken several exciting projects in partnership with groups all over the world.
- Eyeborgs for the Blind (Europe, Asia, USA) Working with blind communities and donating eyeborgs to in need individuals around the world, including in Tibet and Ecuador.
- Sensory Extensions and Electronic Eyes (Ecuador, 2011) Ecuador’s Vice-President announced that the country would work in partnership with the Cyborg Foundation on this landmark project.
- Cybernetic Extensions (Brazil, 2012) The Universidade de Pernambuco signed a partnership with the foundation to develop a new range of cybernetic extensions.
The Cyborg Foundation was founded in 2010 by co-founders Neil Harbisson and his partner Moon Ribas. Neil Harbisson was born achromatopsia, meaning he can only see in black and white. In 2004 Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed the Eyeborg, an antenna sensor that converted colors to sound frequencies. The antenna was connected inside Harbisson’s skull to the occipital bone. Since that point Neil Harbisson has helped humans to become cyborgs while raising public awareness and acceptance through art.