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Future of Intelligent and Extelligent Health Environment : Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - R.G. Bushko

Future of Intelligent and Extelligent Health Environment

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

By: R.G. Bushko (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2005
ISBN: 9781586035716
Number Of Pages: 352

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The technology on our body, in our body and all around us enhances our health and well-being from conception to death. This environment is emerging now with intelligent caring machines, cyborgs, wireless embedded continuous computing, healthwear, sensors, healthons, nanomedicine, adaptive process control, mathematical modeling, and common sense systems. Human body and the world in which it functions is a continuously changing complex adaptive system. We are able to collect more and more data about it but the real challenge is to infer local dynamics from that data. Intelligent Caring Biomechatronic Creatures and Healthmaticians (mathematicians serving human health) have a better chance of inferring the dynamics that needs to be understood than human physicians. Humans can only process comfortably three dimensions while computers can see infinite number of dimensions. We will need to trust the distributed network of healthons, Intelligent Caring Creatures, and NURSES (New Unified Resource System Engineers) to create Health Extelligence. We need new vocabulary to push forward in a new way. For instance; healthons are tools combining prevention with diagnosis and treatment based on continuous monitoring and analyzing of our vital signs and biochemistry. The "Healthon Era" is just beginning. We are closer and closer to the world with healthons on your body, in your body and all around you; where not a doctor but your primary care healthmatician warns you about an approaching headache; and where NURSE programs your intelligent caring creatures so they can talk to your cells and stop disease in its tracks.

About the future of health technology institute "Common Sense in Health"
Elevator to the future
Human soul sculptured by the suffering
Healthons : errorless healthcare with bionic hugs and no need for quality controlp. 3
The prospects for medical technology in the next decadep. 15
Innovation in telehealth and a role for the governmentp. 32
Present and future challenges in medical data management : economics, ethics, and the lawp. 43
Healthwear : medical technology becomes wearablep. 55
Interfacing biology and computing for health : the future of home diagnosticsp. 66
Designing and evaluating home-based, just-in-time supportive technologyp. 79
Health. Care. Anywhere. Todayp. 89
How do we get the medical intelligence out?p. 111
Future of computer implant technology and intelligent human-machine systemsp. 125
Future of caring machinesp. 132
Cyber-anthropology : a new study on human and technological co-evolutionp. 146
Harnessing the power of an intelligent health environment in cancer controlp. 159
Future of anti-addiction vaccinesp. 177
Automating addiction treatment : enhancing the human experience and creating a fix for the futurep. 186
A strategy for postponing aging indefinitelyp. 209
Future of caring for an aging population : trends, technology, and caregivingp. 220
Promoting safe and comfortable driving for eldersp. 231
Global medicine technologyp. 247
Shaping a healthy future : megabyte, not mega bite!p. 257
Digital literacy in a landscape of data : a plea for a broader definition for citizens and patientsp. 263
Situated, strategic, and AI-enhanced technology introduction to healthcarep. 273
Towards an intelligent hospital environment : OR of the futurep. 278
Framework for measuring adaptive knowledge-rich systems performancep. 313
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ISBN: 9781586035716
ISBN-10: 1586035711
Series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics : Book 118
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.67