Jack. E. Steele created bionics in 1958. Jack was working at the Aeronautics Division House at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He worked as a doctor in the rank of a colonel in Air Force. He served for twenty years as the doctor. When he gave the term bionics he did not refer to the same as the term got popularity later. The biological systems when entered the engineering department to solve their problems, the new field was termed as biomimetics.
Bionics captured the attention of science fiction writer Martin Caidin. He wrote a book referring to the topic in 1972 which became the base for the famous T. V. serial “The Six Million Dollar Man” which brought good amount of popularity to bionics.
Bionics is eventually the deep study of nature and to use it (flora and fauna) adding technical points to it. It is mainly imitating natural manufacturing methods, copying natural techniques and mechanism and study of social behavior of the organisms.
Some common examples of bionics are Velcro, Cat’s eyes reflectors, Resilin, Coating paints etc.
In the field of medicines bionics has given to human beings artificial limbs that are a blessing to people with amputated limbs. The latest development in the field is the “i-Limb-Hand” launched by a Scottish company in the year 2007.