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Wireless Computing in Medicine : From Nano to Cloud With Ethical and Legal Implications (Hardcover)
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This book addresses three main areas: pervasive computing at the distributed level, at the nanolevel, and the legal implications of pervasive computing in medicine. From studying the life cycle of cells in an attempt to find a cure for cancer, to providing medical help in remote locations using wireless networks, to using nano robots to perform surgeries, the intersection of computing and healthcare has benefited the human race and has promising effects in the near future.
As technology is miniaturized, researchers are analyzing the implications of pervasive computing at the nano level in Health care. One major application is cancer research, where scientists are using nano scale systems (‘nanobots’) and molecular nanotechnology to identify cancer cells, and cut off their source of nutrition. The same concept is applied to repairing dead cells, removing plaque arteries, handling cholesterol, and efficient targeted drug delivery. Despite the enormous potential in this field, issues such as ease of fabrication and biocompatibility – need to be addressed.
Guidelines must be followed so that people become more comfortable with sharing their medical records and diagnosis results.Pervasive Computing discusses the ethics that are involved in using computing and technology in medical care so as to gain public trust and maximize the benefits of this venture. The book addresses the risks involved, the ethical principles, and the code of conduct that should be followed by professionals in this field.