|Auflage||1. Auflage, 2007|
This book discusses the effects of emerging technologies on surgeons and surgical practice. The book opens with an overview of disruptive technologies, and their economic, scientific, ethical and social implications. Next comes a section describing how the Internet, virtual reality and simulation technology will change training and education. A section on Robotics covers computer-guided surgery, robotics and endoluminal therapies. Innovations in surgical instruments, including MEMS and Nanotechnology are outlined, as well. Next, the book reviews tissue engineering and artificial organs, genetic engineering, stem cells, emerging transplantation technologies and the brain-machine interface. A concluding section discusses ways of adapting to future technologies.