Key Features

  • Contributions from a multidisciplinary team of experts lend a great deal of diversity to the material.
  • Generously illustrated with case studies, the book has a fresh, bold style.
  • Common chapter structure makes the text easy to use and dip into.
  • Information addresses latest innovations in biotechnology and their impact on both the practitioner and the patient.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Imagining the body

Part 1: Interacting with technology
Using virtual reality to help reduce pain during severe burn wound care procedures
Enabling communication: pictures as language
Moving sound
Robotics and rehabilitation – the role of robot-mediated therapy post stroke

Part 2: Listening to the body
Psychophysiological recording and biofeedback: tools enabling people to control their own physiology Affective feedback
The thought translation device – communication by means of EEG self-regulation for locked-in patients

Part 3: Technology of replacement
Reaching with electricity: externally powered prosthetics and embodiment
Psychology and hand transplantation: clinical experiences
Implantable replacement hearts

Part 4: Living through technology
Complex emotion: neuroprosthesis for grasping applications
Technological enframing in the haemodialysis patient
Critical care in high technology environments

Conclusion
Thinking through enabling technologies
Guidelines for development and implementation

Details

No. of pages:
290
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702036477
Print ISBN:
9780443072475

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