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Orthotic Digital Devices in the Human Body

  • ID: 4622092
  • Book
  • December 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 250 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Orthotic Digital Devices in the Human Body explores the once science-fiction concept of implanting a digital device to provide healthcare information. Since the first pacemakers were surgically implanted in the human body 60 years ago, there has been a significant increase in the different types of digital devices added to the body for eHealth purposes. This books provides a synthetic point-of-view of the different possibilities offered by this tools.

  • Proves that implanted digital devices that provide health care are no longer a science fiction topic
  • Presents the significant increase in the different types of digital devices added to the body
  • Provides a synthetic view of the different possibilities offered by these tools
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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 invasivenes

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Derian, Maxime
Maxime Derian is a researcher at Panthéon-Sorbonne University - Paris 1 (CETCOPRA), France, and a member of the Observatoire des mondes numériques en sciences humaines (OMNSH), France. He is an anthropologist of techniques, specializing in the domain of social uses and digital tools, especially concerning e-health. His research focuses on the hybridization of the human body with computerized machines.
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