Cognitive Prosthethics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785482953

Cognitive Prosthethics

1st Edition

Authors: Maxime Derian
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785482953
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 26th November 2018
Page Count: 348
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Prosthetic Digital Devices in the Human Body provides a synthetic point-of-view on the different possibilities offered by these implantable tools. Implanting a digital device to provide healthcare isn’t just science-fiction anymore. Since the first pacemakers were surgically implanted in humans 60 years ago, there has been a significant increase in the different types of digital devices added to the body for eHealth purposes. This book comprehensively covers the latest technologies and their applications.

Key Features

  • Presents a complete review of the field of computerized human prosthetics
  • Drawn from research conducted over 6 years and from 2 post doctoral surveys conducted at renowned institutions in France and Japan (Sorbonne University, CNRS, Tokyo Institute of technology)
  • Provides an interdisciplinary approach, combining anthropology, sociology, psychology and philosophy


Scholars, journalists, patients

Table of Contents

1. Typology of Prostheses and Interface Modes between Humans and Digital Systems
2. Design and Distribution of Detachable Digital Prostheses
3. Cyber-utopianism
4. Living with Digital Prostheses
5. The Addictive Nature of Cognitive Prostheses
6. Cognitive Prosthetics and Social Engineering
7. Potential Pedagogical Impact of Massive and Excessive Use of Cognitive Prosthetics
8. Body and Technology through the Concepts of the Cyborg and the Enhanced Human
9. The Economic and Environmental Impact and the Sustainability of Computer-based Prosthetics


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About the Author

Maxime Derian

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, ISCC (CNRS) and Associate Researcher, CETCOPRA, University of Paris 1, Pantheon Sorbonne

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