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Frank the ‘bionic man’ has artificial heart, prototype body parts

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WASHINGTON — Frank’s skeleton looks like it was made in a bike shop, his arms and hands operate on batteries and a computer program lets him have an “almost human-like conversation.”

Frank is a bionic man, built for a Smithsonian Channel special about state-of-the-art manmade body parts gathered from around the globe.

Bertolt Meyer, host of the documentary, was at the National Air and Space Museum with Frank last week to tout the documentary that will air Sunday on the…

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