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Neuro-electronic Technology in Medicine and Beyond

Ward, Jamie A (2000) Neuro-electronic Technology in Medicine and Beyond. Masters thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation looks at the technology and social issues involved with interfacing electronics directly to the human nervous system, in particular the methods for both reading and stimulating nerves. The development and use of cochlea implants is discussed, and is compared with recent developments in artificial vision. The final sections consider a future for non-medicinal applications of neuro-electronic technology. Social attitudes towards use for both medicinal and non-medicinal purposes are discussed, and the viability of use in the latter case assessed.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 1632 cs_uid ; 382
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 13088
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 18 Jul 2008 11:41
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Unpublished
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 02:39
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13088

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