Lemelson Center: Inventing Ourselves

February 13, 2006 – May 7, 2006

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, West Wing, Lemelson Center Cases Floor Plan

How technology is used to reinvent our bodies is the subject of these 2 exhibit cases. On view are examples of electronic and mechanical medical inventions that, through history, have enhanced physical abilities (e.g., pacemaker, cochlear implants, hip replacements).