IImplanted Digital Prosthetics

IImplanted Digital Prosthetics

1st Edition - December 1, 2019

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  • Author: Maxime Derian
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781785482946

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Scholars, journalists, patients, readers curious about enhanced humanity and emerging therapies

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © ISTE Press - Elsevier 2029
  • Published: December 1, 2019
  • Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781785482946

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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