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The Resource The man with the bionic brain : and other victories over paralysis, Jon Mukand

The man with the bionic brain : and other victories over paralysis, Jon Mukand

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The man with the bionic brain : and other victories over paralysis
Title
The man with the bionic brain
Title remainder
and other victories over paralysis
Statement of responsibility
Jon Mukand
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After he was stabbed, Matthew Nagle, a former high school football star, made scientific history when neurosurgeons implanted a microelectrode in his brain. Using BrainGate technology, Matt could merely think about moving a computer cursor--and it moved. He controlled the lights, manipulated his prosthetic hand, turned the TV off and on, and played video games, all just by thinking. In The Man with the Bionic Brain, Dr. Jon Mukand, Matt's research physician and a specialist in rehabilitation medicine, weaves together the stories of Matt and other survivors of stroke, spinal injuries, and brain trauma; his relationship with them; and the technology that is working miracles. Advances in biomedicine are a matter of life and death for the patients, but they are often caught in the crossfire of cultural wars over the limits of science, from animal studies to the FDA, financing, and publication. In an era of wounded veterans and an aging population, The Man with the Bionic Brain provides inspiration and insight into the possibilities of technology and explores cutting-edge human research and the attendant ethical, political, social, and financial controversies. Ultimately, the book is about people with disabilities realizing their dreams of healing their damaged bodies and regaining any measure of control"--
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1959-
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Mukand, Jon
Dewey number
617.4/82044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC406.Q33
LC item number
M85 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nagle, Matthew
  • Quadriplegia
  • Paralytics
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Implants, Artificial
  • Neurosciences
  • MEDICAL / Neurology
  • MEDICAL / Neuroscience
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
Label
The man with the bionic brain : and other victories over paralysis, Jon Mukand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 330-338) and index
Control code
17238647
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 353 p.
Isbn
9781613740552
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012008154
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)761851816
Label
The man with the bionic brain : and other victories over paralysis, Jon Mukand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 330-338) and index
Control code
17238647
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 353 p.
Isbn
9781613740552
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012008154
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)761851816

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