Prostheses for the Brain

Prostheses for the Brain
Author: Andrej Kral,Felix Aplin,Hannes Maier
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2021-04-03
ISBN: 0128188936
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prostheses for the Brain Book Excerpt:

Prostheses for the Brain: Introduction to Neuroprosthetics bridges the disciplines required in the field of neuroprosthetics and provides the interdisciplinary base required for understanding neuroprosthetic devices. It introduces basic aspects from the physical, bioengineering and medical perspectives, and forms a common knowledge base. It provides the entrance to the field and sets realistic expectations, both regarding potentials as well as limitations, for the devices in both design and outcomes. The book additionally reviews the technology behind the most frequently used and most clinically successful neuroprosthetic devices. It provides the physiological background for their function, as well as the technology behind them. Finally, the authors suggest future possible developments that may play crucial role in new prostheses for the brain. This gives the reader a comprehensive view on the principles and applications of neuroprostheses. This book has been built from the authors course they teach on neuroprostheses and is ideal for students, engineers and medical professionals in this field. Introduces the general principles of conductivity of electrolytes and the processes at the tissue–electrode interface Describes safety issues and regulatory rules, clarifies conceptual differences between stimulating and sensing electrodes Reviews stimulation strategies, tissue reactions, potential medical complications, brain adaptations and the clinically most successful applications of neuroprostheses

Neural Prostheses for Restoration of Sensory and Motor Function

Neural Prostheses for Restoration of Sensory and Motor Function
Author: John K. Chapin,Karen A. Moxon
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2000-09-27
ISBN: 9780849322259
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neural Prostheses for Restoration of Sensory and Motor Function Book Excerpt:

The prospect of interfacing the nervous system with electronic devices to stimulate or record from neural tissue suggests numerous possibilities in the field of neuroprosthetics. While the creation of a "six million dollar man" may still be far into the future, neural prostheses are rapidly becoming viable theories for a broad range of patients with injury or disease of the nervous system. Neural Prostheses for Restoration of Sensory and Motor Function presents a general review of exciting scientific discoveries that show the feasibility of using electronic devices to restore motor function in paralyzed patients. The book is divided into two sections. The first section details some of the most successful sensory and motor prosthetic devices available. It pays particular attention to the present usefulness and future promise of these devices. It explores different approaches to the use of functional electrical stimulation for the restoration of motor control. The second section highlights the growing field of brain-implantable devices for the control of artificial prosthetic devices or neural prosthetics. It considers the possible scientific and clinical advantages of using implanted devices to record signals from the nervous system and the use of those signals for the restoration of neurological function. The book presents research data that relates to the feasibility of using brain-controlled neurorobotic devices. It offers a new perspective on the practice of combining neurochemical and neurophysiological information to create prosthetic control devices that restore chemical balance to the brain. Neural Prostheses for Restoration of Sensory and Motor Function examines several different types of neural prosthetic devices as well as recent advances in research for novel devices to restore sensory and motor function in patients with neural damage. It provides authoritative information on neural prosthetic techniques and applications - specifically in relation to the sensory and motor systems of the brain.

Fundamentals of Nanotechnology

Fundamentals of Nanotechnology
Author: Gabor L. Hornyak,John J. Moore,H.F. Tibbals,Joydeep Dutta
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 786
Release: 2018-12-14
ISBN: 142004804X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Nanotechnology Book Excerpt:

WINNER 2009 CHOICE AWARD OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE! Nanotechnology is no longer a subdiscipline of chemistry, engineering, or any other field. It represents the convergence of many fields, and therefore demands a new paradigm for teaching. This textbook is for the next generation of nanotechnologists. It surveys the field’s broad landscape, exploring the physical basics such as nanorheology, nanofluidics, and nanomechanics as well as industrial concerns such as manufacturing, reliability, and safety. The authors then explore the vast range of nanomaterials and systematically outline devices and applications in various industrial sectors. This color text is an ideal companion to Introduction to Nanoscience by the same group of esteemed authors. Both titles are also available as the single volume Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Qualifying instructors who purchase either of these volumes (or the combined set) are given online access to a wealth of instructional materials. These include detailed lecture notes, review summaries, slides, exercises, and more. The authors provide enough material for both one- and two-semester courses.

Neural Prostheses for Locomotion

Neural Prostheses for Locomotion
Author: Daniel P. Ferris,Mikhail Lebedev,Yury Ivanenko,Kyuhwa Lee,Yoshio Sakurai,Irina N. Beloozerova
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN: 2889719391
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Implantable Neural Prostheses 1

Implantable Neural Prostheses 1
Author: David Zhou,Elias Greenbaum
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2009-06-10
ISBN: 9780387772615
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implantable Neural Prostheses 1 Book Excerpt:

Significant progress has been made in the development of neural prostheses to restore human functions and improve the quality of human life. Biomedical engineers and neuroscientists around the world are working to improve design and performance of existing devices and to develop novel devices for artificial vision, artificial limbs, and brain–machine interfaces. This book, Implantable Neural Prostheses 1: Devices and Applications,ispart one of a two-book series and describes state-of-the-art advances in techniques associated with implantable neural prosthetic devices and their applications. Devices covered include sensory prosthetic devices, such as visual implants, cochlear implants, auditory midbrain implants, and spinal cord stimulators. Motor prosthetic devices, such as deep brain stimulators, Bion microstimu- tors, the brain control and sensing interface, and cardiac electro-stimulation devices are also included. Progress in magnetic stimulation that may offer a non-invasive approach to prosthetic devices is introduced. Regulatory approval of implantable medical devices in the United States and Europe is also discussed.

Toward Replacement Parts for the Brain

Toward Replacement Parts for the Brain
Author: Theodore W. Berger,Dennis Glanzman
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780262025775
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward Replacement Parts for the Brain Book Excerpt:

The latest advances in research on intracranial implantation of hardware models of neural circuitry. The continuing development of implantable neural prostheses signals a new era in bioengineering and neuroscience research. This collection of essays outlines current advances in research on the intracranial implantation of devices that can communicate with the brain in order to restore sensory, motor, or cognitive functions. The contributors explore the creation of biologically realistic mathematical models of brain function, the production of microchips that incorporate those models, and the integration of microchip and brain function through neuron-silicon interfaces. Recent developments in understanding the computational and cognitive properties of the brain and rapid advances in biomedical and computer engineering both contribute to this cutting-edge research. The book first examines the development of sensory system prostheses--cochlear, retinal, and visual implants--as the best foundation for considering the extension of neural prostheses to the central brain region. The book then turns to the complexity of neural representations, offering, among other approaches to the topic, one of the few existing theoretical frameworks for modeling the hierarchical organization of neural systems. Next, it examines the challenges of designing and controlling the interface between neurons and silicon, considering the necessity for bidirectional communication and for multiyear duration of the implant. Finally, the book looks at hardware implementations and explores possible ways to achieve the complexity of neural function in hardware, including the use of VLSI and photonic technologies.

What you need to know about Hippocampus Prosthesis A Cognitive Prosthesis to provide cure for AD other Hippocampus related Disorders

   What you need to know about Hippocampus Prosthesis      A Cognitive Prosthesis to provide cure for AD other Hippocampus related Disorders
Author: DR. HAKIM. SABOOWALA
Publsiher: Dr.Hakim Saboowala
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What you need to know about Hippocampus Prosthesis A Cognitive Prosthesis to provide cure for AD other Hippocampus related Disorders Book Excerpt:

A hippocampus prosthesis is a type of cognitive prosthesis (a prosthesis implanted into the nervous system in order to improve or replace the function of damaged brain tissue). · Prosthetic devices replace normal function of a damaged body part; this can be simply: § A structural replacement (e.g. reconstructive surgery or glass eye) or § A rudimentary, functional replacement (e.g. a pegleg or hook). However, prosthetics involving the brain have some special categories and requirements. "Input" prosthetics, such as retinal or cochlear implant, supply signals to the brain that the patient eventually learns to interpret as sight or sound. "Output" prosthetics use brain signals to drive a bionic arm, hand or computer device, and require considerable training during which the patient learns to generate the desired action via their thoughts. · Both of these types of prosthetics rely on the plasticity of the brain to adapt to the requirement of the prosthesis, thus allowing the user to "learn" the use of his new body part. Thus, such a device must be able to fully replace the function of a small section of the nervous system—using that section's normal mode of operation. I have endeavored in this Booklet to elucidate comprehensively several criteria of a viable Hippocampal Neural Prosthesis to provide a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and other Hippocampus related disorders. ……Dr.H.K.Saboowala.M.B.(Bom) M.R.S.H.(London)

Neural Prostheses

Neural Prostheses
Author: Robert J. Maciunas
Publsiher: Thieme
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781879284739
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neural Prostheses Book Excerpt:

Neural prostheses have been used for centuries as structural replacements, in particular for injuries to the cranium. And today, neural prostheses are designed to restore a broad range of nervous system functions previously lost due to trauma or disease. While their complexity may vary from nerve conduits to prosthetic brain implants, neural devices have improved the lives of patients and broadened the scope of disabilities that can be treated. Neural Prostheses is the first comprehensive book to look at the history and recent, state-of-the-art developments of neural prostheses. Dr. Maciunas has gathered the country's leading experts in structural and functional protheses development to provide a look at the history, current use and the future of prostheses in the areas of: Spinal instrumentation as implanted neural prostheses Cranial reconstruction Angioplasty and stenting The use of indwelling of radioisotopes Chemodes Slow-release polymers for chemotherapy Cell transplantation for movement disorders Gene therapy for the treatment of CNS disease Microelectrode prostheses Cochlear implants -The use of robotics (Distributed by Thieme for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

Bulletin of Prosthetics Research

Bulletin of Prosthetics Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Disabled veterans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bulletin of Prosthetics Research Book Excerpt:

Prosthetics

Prosthetics
Author: Emma Huddleston
Publsiher: North Star Editions, Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 1641859741
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prosthetics Book Excerpt:

Introduces readers to the science behind prosthetics, including how and why the technology was created, current examples of the technology in action, and cutting-edge research advancing the technology. Eye-catching infographics, clear text, informative sidebars, and a “How It Works” special feature make this book an engaging introduction to this exciting technology.

Top Brain Bottom Brain

Top Brain  Bottom Brain
Author: Stephen Kosslyn,G. Wayne Miller
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN: 1451645112
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Top Brain Bottom Brain Book Excerpt:

Revised edition of the authors' Top brain, bottom brain: surprising insights into how you think, published in 2013.

The Handbook of Information Security for Advanced Neuroprosthetics

The Handbook of Information Security for Advanced Neuroprosthetics
Author: Matthew E. Gladden
Publsiher: Synthypnion Academic
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2017-02-20
ISBN: 1944373101
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Information Security for Advanced Neuroprosthetics Book Excerpt:

How does one ensure information security for a computer that is entangled with the structures and processes of a human brain – and for the human mind that is interconnected with such a device? The need to provide information security for neuroprosthetic devices grows more pressing as increasing numbers of people utilize therapeutic technologies such as cochlear implants, retinal prostheses, robotic prosthetic limbs, and deep brain stimulation devices. Moreover, emerging neuroprosthetic technologies for human enhancement are expected to increasingly transform their human users’ sensory, motor, and cognitive capacities in ways that generate new ‘posthumanized’ sociotechnological realities. In this context, it is essential not only to ensure the information security of such neuroprostheses themselves but – more importantly – to ensure the psychological and physical health, autonomy, and personal identity of the human beings whose cognitive processes are inextricably linked with such devices. InfoSec practitioners must not only guard against threats to the confidentiality and integrity of data stored within a neuroprosthetic device’s internal memory; they must also guard against threats to the confidentiality and integrity of thoughts, memories, and desires existing within the mind the of the device’s human host. This second edition of The Handbook of Information Security for Advanced Neuroprosthetics updates the previous edition’s comprehensive investigation of these issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives. It provides an introduction to the current state of neuroprosthetics and expected future trends in the field, along with an introduction to fundamental principles of information security and an analysis of how they must be re-envisioned to address the unique challenges posed by advanced neuroprosthetics. A two-dimensional cognitional security framework is presented whose security goals are designed to protect a device’s human host in his or her roles as a sapient metavolitional agent, embodied embedded organism, and social and economic actor. Practical consideration is given to information security responsibilities and roles within an organizational context and to the application of preventive, detective, and corrective or compensating security controls to neuroprosthetic devices, their host-device systems, and the larger supersystems in which they operate. Finally, it is shown that while implantable neuroprostheses create new kinds of security vulnerabilities and risks, they may also serve to enhance the information security of some types of human hosts (such as those experiencing certain neurological conditions).

Auditory Prostheses

Auditory Prostheses
Author: Fan-Gang Zeng,Arthur N. Popper,Richard R. Fay
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 9781441994349
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Auditory Prostheses Book Excerpt:

Cochlear implants are currently the standard treatment for profound sensorineural hearing loss. In the last decade, advances in auditory science and technology have not only greatly expanded the utility of electric stimulation to other parts of the auditory nervous system in addition to the cochlea, but have also demonstrated drastic changes in the brain in responses to electric stimulation, including changes in language development and music perception. Volume 20 of SHAR focused on basic science and technology underlying the cochlear implant. However, due to the newness of the ideas and technology, the volume did not cover any emerging applications such as bilateral cochlear implants, combined acoustic-electric stimulation, and other types of auditory prostheses, nor did it review brain plasticity in responses to electric stimulation and its perceptual and language consequences. This proposed volume takes off from Volume 20, and expands the examination of implants into new and highly exciting areas. This edited book starts with an overview and introduction by Dr. Fan-Gang Zeng. Chapters 2-9 cover technological development and the advances in treating the full spectrum of ear disorders in the last ten years. Chapters 10-15 discuss brain responses to electric stimulation and their perceptual impact. This volume is particularly exciting because there have been quantum leap from the traditional technology discussed in Volume 20. Thus, this volume is timely and will be of real importance to the SHAR audience.

Challenges of Neurorehabilitation and the Prosthetic Prescription for a Patient with an Anoxic Brain Injury Understanding how Neuropsychological Changes Affect Functional Rehabilitation

Challenges of Neurorehabilitation and the Prosthetic Prescription for a Patient with an Anoxic Brain Injury  Understanding how Neuropsychological Changes Affect Functional Rehabilitation
Author: Jenna Meriggi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges of Neurorehabilitation and the Prosthetic Prescription for a Patient with an Anoxic Brain Injury Understanding how Neuropsychological Changes Affect Functional Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

Objectives: For amputees, the use of prostheses can be a vital part of their lives improving function and independence. Unfortunately, rejection and non-functional use of prostheses can be high especially in upper extremity amputees. Regardless of technological advances, motor learning is a fundamental principle of prosthetic integration that must be considered in the brain injured population. In brain inured patientsu2019 impairment in memory and executive control may account for difficulty applying procedural knowledge and independently using an upper limb prosthesis. In this case report we five factors that must be considered in the comprehensive rehabilitation of a brain injured upper extremity amputee: (1) Acceptance of adult functional role; (2) capacity of independent use; (3) learning, memory, and cognition; (4) functional performance; and (5) physical and mental health.Methods: 26-year-old male patient with no past medical history was working on a roof when he came in contact with a high-voltage electrical supply line and sustained electrocution and severe electrical burns to the bilateral hands and forearms, fell 20 feet off of the roof, and was found in ventricular fibrillation arrest and was successfully resuscitated by emergency medical services. Computed tomography imaging revealed bilateral loss of gray-white matter differentiation at the parieto-occipital regions and basal ganglia with progressive cerebral edema. There was no hemorrhagic focus or midline shift. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed symmetric T2/FLAIR hyperintensity involving the right occipital regions as well as the deep gray structures with associated diffusion restriction consistent with anoxic injury. Due to extent of his electrical burns he underwent bilateral below elbow amputations with skin grafting. He was subsequently fitted for bilateral body powered upper limb prostheses that he was unable to use. He was referred to the Brain Injury Medicine service for cognitive evaluation. Results: The patient was admitted to acute inpatient rehabilitation with a goal of training the patient to use his prostheses. In regard to learning, memory, and cognition, the results of neuropsychological battery indicated that the patientu2019s memory and executive functioning were impaired. Impairments in executive control may account for the patientu2019s difficulty applying procedural knowledge. While the patient had good memory in a structed environment he had memory failures during unstructured, novel, or complex task. These were all barriers that led to the patientu2019s poor functional performance with prostheses use. To facilitate improvement in memory the patient was started on Donepezil 5 mg nightly and titrated up to 10 mg nightly after one week. The patient demonstrated improvements with procedural memory with using his prostheses with donepezil combined with comprehensive therapy and task specific training. The patientu2019s health problems profoundly affected his rehabilitation course with frequent debilitating anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and agitation. The patient continued Effexor and was prescribed Depakote and propranolol. The patient was also started on gabapentin for neuropathic residual limb pain. Improvements in pain, mood, and anxiety facilitated participation in rehabilitation. Over the course of the patientu2019s injury he had developed a reliance on others with a tendency to rely on others rather than complete tasks independently. This reliance on others impacted the patientu2019s ability to independently utilize his prostheses. The patient was not ready to accept an adult independent functional role with limited adoption of normative adult roles. Over the course of rehabilitation, the patient demonstrated that he could perform basic device functions but his poor ability to trouble-shoot spontaneously and over reliance on others raise doubts of his ability to independently manage his prosthesis at home.Conclusions: The findings suggest that the prosthetic prescription should be considered within the context of a larger plan to address the patientu2019s health and disability. Through this case we identified five measures that may provide critical information useful for clinical decision making. Neuropsychologic testing and early brain injury medicine consultation to medically optimize the patient using our five measures should be considered prior to writing the prosthetic prescription.

Opportunities in Neuroscience for Future Army Applications

Opportunities in Neuroscience for Future Army Applications
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Army Science and Technology,Committee on Opportunities in Neuroscience for Future Army Applications
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2009-06-16
ISBN: 0309140471
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opportunities in Neuroscience for Future Army Applications Book Excerpt:

Advances and major investments in the field of neuroscience can enhance traditional behavioral science approaches to training, learning, and other applications of value to the Army. Neural-behavioral indicators offer new ways to evaluate how well an individual trainee has assimilated mission critical knowledge and skills, and can also be used to provide feedback on the readiness of soldiers for combat. Current methods for matching individual capabilities with the requirements for performing high-value Army assignments do not include neuropsychological, psychophysiological, neurochemical or neurogenetic components; simple neuropsychological testing could greatly improve training success rates for these assignments. Opportunities in Neuroscience for Future Army Applications makes 17 recommendations that focus on utilizing current scientific research and development initiatives to improve performance and efficiency, collaborating with pharmaceutical companies to employ neuropharmaceuticals for general sustainment or enhancement of soldier performance, and improving cognitive and behavioral performance using interdisciplinary approaches and technological investments. An essential guide for the Army, this book will also be of interest to other branches of military, national security and intelligence agencies, academic and commercial researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and others interested in applying the rapid advances in neuroscience to the performance of individual and group tasks.

Neural Prostheses

Neural Prostheses
Author: William F. Agnew,Douglas B. McCreery
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electric Stimulation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies

Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies
Author: National Research Council,Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Standing Committee for Technology Insight--Gauge, Evaluate, and Review,Committee on Military and Intelligence Methodology for Emergent Neurophysiological and Cognitive/Neural Science Research in the Next Two Decades
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2008-12-06
ISBN: 0309118948
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies Book Excerpt:

Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies, from the National Research Council, identifies and explores several specific research areas that have implications for U.S. national security, and should therefore be monitored consistently by the intelligence community. These areas include: neurophysiological advances in detecting and measuring indicators of psychological states and intentions of individuals the development of drugs or technologies that can alter human physical or cognitive abilities advances in real-time brain imaging breakthroughs in high-performance computing and neuronal modeling that could allow researchers to develop systems which mimic functions of the human brain, particularly the ability to organize disparate forms of data. As these fields continue to grow, it will be imperative that the intelligence community be able to identify scientific advances relevant to national security when they occur. To do so will require adequate funding, intelligence analysts with advanced training in science and technology, and increased collaboration with the scientific community, particularly academia. A key tool for the intelligence community, this book will also be a useful resource for the health industry, the military, and others with a vested interest in technologies such as brain imaging and cognitive or physical enhancers.

Advances in Motor Neuroprostheses

Advances in Motor Neuroprostheses
Author: Ramana Vinjamuri
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2020-04-10
ISBN: 3030387402
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Motor Neuroprostheses Book Excerpt:

This book provides a comprehensive review of recent developments in the field of motor neuroprosthetics and brain-machine interfaces. Chapters in this book are provided by leading experts in the field and include topics such as the design and control of multidimensional prosthetics and exoskeletons, deep brain stimulation, functional electrical stimulation, deep learning for brain machine interfaces, biofeedback, and cognitive intent for adaptation of motor prostheses. This book is a great resource for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, engineers from related disciplines, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in the latest progress in the field of motor neuroprostheses.

Digitalization in Healthcare

Digitalization in Healthcare
Author: Patrick Glauner,Philipp Plugmann,Guido Lerzynski
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2021-03-13
ISBN: 3030658961
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digitalization in Healthcare Book Excerpt:

Digital technologies are currently dramatically changing healthcare. This book introduces the reader to the latest digital innovations in healthcare in fields such as artificial intelligence, points out new ways in patient care and describes the limits of its application. It also offers essential guidance in the form of structured and authoritative contributions by domain experts spanning from artificial intelligence to hospital management to radiology to dentistry to preventive medicine. Furthermore, it shares ideas and experiences of industry veterans, in particular on how IT-driven solutions could solve long-standing issues in the fields of healthcare and hospitalization. It also gives advice on what new digital technologies to consider for becoming a healthcare market leader in the future. Taken together, these contributions provide a “road map” to guide decision makers, physicians, academics, industry representatives and other interested readers to understand the large impact of digital technology on healthcare today and its enormous potential for future development.

Transhumanism Engineering the Human Condition

Transhumanism   Engineering the Human Condition
Author: Roberto Manzocco
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2019-03-11
ISBN: 3030049582
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transhumanism Engineering the Human Condition Book Excerpt:

This book is designed to offer a comprehensive high-level introduction to transhumanism, an international political and cultural movement that aims to produce a “paradigm shift” in our ethical and political understanding of human evolution. Transhumanist thinkers want the human species to take the course of evolution into its own hands, using advanced technologies currently under development – such as robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cognitive neurosciences, and nanotechnology – to overcome our present physical and mental limitations, improve our intelligence beyond the current maximum achievable level, acquire skills that are currently the preserve of other species, abolish involuntary aging and death, and ultimately achieve a post-human level of existence. The book covers transhumanism from a historical, philosophical, and scientific viewpoint, tracing its cultural roots, discussing the main philosophical, epistemological, and ethical issues, and reviewing the state of the art in scientific research on the topics of most interest to transhumanists. The writing style is clear and accessible for the general reader, but the book will also appeal to graduate and undergraduate students.