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
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
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.