Archive for March, 2011
Ethics in Science and New Technologies
Because ICT implants in the human body go along with the tendency to commercialize the human body and treat humans as objects or as biomechanical platform, implants are considered as a potential threat to human dignity in some contexts.
This document deals with the evaluation of More >
A Body Area Network (BAN), Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) or Body sensor network (BSN) are terms used to describe the application of wearable computing devices. This will enable wireless communication between several miniaturized Body Sensor Units (BSU) and a single Body Central Unit (BCU) worn at the human body. The development of WBAN More >
2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
“What kind of privacy safeguards are needed if a machine can read your thoughts”?
“Invasive research on humans could involve inhuman or degrading procedures” “Invasive research on humans could lead to new torture or inhumane punishment techniques”
Will More >
Chapter 12Bioelectronics and Implanted Devices
Ellen M. McGee
12.1 IntroductionThe future may well involve the emergence of humans who are fundamentally coupled with bioelectronic devices, science fiction’s “cyborgs.” Revolutions in semiconductor devices, cognitive science, bioelectronics, nanotechnology and applied neural control technologies are facilitating breakthroughs in hybrids of humans and machines. The More >
Nanotechnology: Shaping Our Future. “Biotechnology’s opportunities and problems”, Editors: Ulf Gorman, Carl-Gustaf Andrén and Goran Hermerén
Google Översättning från svenska till engelska
History, motivations, trends, opportunities and problems
Many scientists believe that within the next 20 years will experience rapid and sensitive community development in three mutually interacting areas: The first, which is based on silicon technology, information technology.
It has already had an impact on our daily More >
Bioethics deals with norms and value conflicts in health care and life science research. Issues covered are such priorities in health care, informed consent, neurobiological explanations of human consciousness, animal welfare and the use of biotechnology. The subject deals with philosophical, theological, legal and social More >
The following text is an extract from the
European Group on Ethics and New Technologies with the Swedish Professor Goran Hermerén as chairman, adopted and delivered to the EU-Commission 16th of March 2005.
Brain-computer interface (BCI) or direct brain control: the technologies involved above are communication technologies: they take information from the brain and More >