Cognitive Prosthethics

  • ID: 4519502
  • Book
  • 250 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Implanting a digital device to provide healthcare isn't a science-fiction topic anymore. Since the first pacemakers had been surgically implanted in human body 60 years ago, there's a significant increase of different types of digital devices added to the body for a eHealth purpose. Prosthetic Digital Devices in the Human Body provides a synthetic point of view of the different possibilities offered by these tools.

  • This book is a complete review of the field of computerized human prosthetic
  • It benefitS from a research of 6 years and 2 post doctoral surveys conducted in quite renown institutions in France and Japan (Sorbonne University, CNRS, Tokyo Institute of technology)
  • The book provides an interdisciplinary approach, combining anthropology, sociology, psychology and philosophy
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1. Wearing a computerized prosthesis: a situation that is less and less exceptional 2. Living with a therapeutic active implanted device: the example of the pacemaker 3. Innovation and Evolution of Health Policies 4. Typology of currently existing computerized implants 5. The in and out: distinction between functionality and invasiveness

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Derian, Maxime
Maxime Derian Associate researcher at the ISCC (CNRS) and associate researcher at CETCOPRA (University of Paris 1 - Pantheon Sorbonne). Member of OMNSH (Observatory of Digital Worlds in Humanities)
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