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
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
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)