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Future of intelligent and extelligent health environment [electronic resource] / edited by Renata G. Bushko.

Contributor(s): Bushko, Renata Glowacka.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in health technology and informatics: v. 118.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Oxford : IOS Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 335 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1423797299 (electronic bk.); 9781423797296 (electronic bk.); 1601291280 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9781601291288 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9781607501480; 1607501481; 9781586035716; 1586035711.Subject(s): Medical innovations -- Forecasting | Medical care -- Technological innovations -- Forecasting | Medical technology -- Forecasting | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Biomedical | MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice | MEDICAL -- Allied Health Services -- Medical Technology | MEDICAL -- Biotechnology | MEDICAL -- Lasers in MedicineGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Future of intelligent and extelligent health environment.DDC classification: 610.28 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Title page; Preface; Acknowledgements; About the Future of Health Technology Institute "Common Sense in Health"; Elevator to the Future; Human Soul Sculptured by the Suffering; Contents; Goals and Unsolved Problems; Consumers Era -- Sociotechnological Environment; Healthons Era -- Technology on Our Body, in Our Body and All Around Us; Cyborgs Era -- Implants, Merging Humans with Machines and Caring Machines; Hi-Tech Cure and Care Era -- Examples: Future of Cancer and Addiction Control; Long Life Era -- Extending Human Life-Span and Future of Caring for Elders.
Summary: Human body and the world in which it functions is a changing complex adaptive system. We are able to collect data about it, but the challenge is to infer local dynamics from that data. Intelligent Caring Biomechatronic Creatures and Healthmaticians have a better chance of inferring the dynamics that needs to be understood than human physicians.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Title page; Preface; Acknowledgements; About the Future of Health Technology Institute "Common Sense in Health"; Elevator to the Future; Human Soul Sculptured by the Suffering; Contents; Goals and Unsolved Problems; Consumers Era -- Sociotechnological Environment; Healthons Era -- Technology on Our Body, in Our Body and All Around Us; Cyborgs Era -- Implants, Merging Humans with Machines and Caring Machines; Hi-Tech Cure and Care Era -- Examples: Future of Cancer and Addiction Control; Long Life Era -- Extending Human Life-Span and Future of Caring for Elders.

Human body and the world in which it functions is a changing complex adaptive system. We are able to collect data about it, but the challenge is to infer local dynamics from that data. Intelligent Caring Biomechatronic Creatures and Healthmaticians have a better chance of inferring the dynamics that needs to be understood than human physicians.

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