Biomedical Engineering Principles of the Bionic Man

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World Scientific, 2010 - Medical - 507 pages
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The maturing of the baby boomers has heralded the age of the bionic man, who is literally composed of various replacement organs or biomechanical parts. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date scientific source of biomedical engineering principles of “replacement parts and assist devices” for the bionic man. It contains topics ranging from biomechanical, biochemical, rehabilitation, and tissue engineering principles, to applications in cardiovascular, visual, auditory, and neurological systems, as well as recent advances in transplant, gene therapy, and stem cell research.
 

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Contents

Restoring Limb Function after Paralysis
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II
32
Refractive Surgery and
39
Application of Advanced Technologies to
81
Models of Myopia Development
127
Advances in the Design of Hearing Aids
161
Restoration of Hearing by Electrical Stimulation
205
Vascular Mechanics in Artificial and Human Arteries
235
TISSUE ENGINEERING AND GENE THERAPY
307
Gene Therapy for the Heart
351
Stem Cell Transplantation Therapy for Heart Disease
377
Total Knee Replacement
417
Medical Advances in Treating the Masters Athlete
455
Answers to Review Questions
491
Subject Index
503
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Invasive Noninvasive
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