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In #silico: First steps towards a computer #simulation of the human #body | #cyborgs #health

In #silico: First steps towards a computer #simulation of the human #body | #cyborgs #health | Cyborgs_Transhumanism |
A pregnant woman undergoing tests in hospital has her biological information plugged into a computer. The results say that she is highly likely to damage her pelvic floor muscles during the birth and will probably suffer from incontinence years later. Armed with this information, doctors intervene to minimise the damage as her baby is born, and the problems are avoided.

Via Claude Emond
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The University of Sheffield’s Insigneo Institute, which was founded exactly a year ago, comprises 123 academics and clinicians who are working towards a grand European Commission-backed endeavour known as the Virtual Physiological Human programme. Collectively, they have already won more than £20 million in research funding.

The programme’s ultimate aim is to create an in silico, or computer simulated, replica of the human body that will allow the virtual testing of treatments on patients based on their own specific needs – potentially predicting future problems they may encounter or eliminating the need for invasive procedures.

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Future of the #Body | #Phenomenology, Medicine and the #Posthuman | #health

Future of the #Body | #Phenomenology, Medicine and the #Posthuman | #health | Cyborgs_Transhumanism |
The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)human 19-20 June 2014, Trinity College Dublin This conference will bring together leading scholars working in Philosophy, Medical Humanities, Medicine, and related disciplines whose work critically engages with the status of the body. Central to this engagement is a phenomenological focus of the role lived experience […]

Via Andrea Graziano
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The aim of this workshop is to employ phenomenology as the method to interrogate the future of the body and the future of medicine. The advantages of a phenomenological approach is that it provides a counterpart to the objectifying tendencies in naturalistic approaches, which treat the body in a non-specific way, as Husserl himself states, “phenomenology demands a direct personal production of the pertinent phenomenon” (Husserl 1975, 61).By employing a phenomenology that calls upon the specificity of a lived experience, we gain a much richer account of the body than would otherwise be available in a naturalistic setting.

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