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A behind-the-scenes view of cutting-edge medical research and discoveries that are helping people with disabilities regain control, this book is an insightful look into the possibilities of technology and the associated ethical, political, social, and financial controversies. After he was stabbed and paralyzed from the neck down, Matthew Nagle, a former high school football star, made scientific history when neurosurgeons implanted microelectrodes in his brain that recognized his thought patterns, allowing him to control a computer cursor. With the BrainGate system he was able to use e-mail, manipulate a prosthetic hand, adjust TV settings, and play video gamesall just by thinking. Dr. Jon Mukand, his research physician and a rehabilitation specialist, weaves together Matt's story with firsthand accounts of other courageous survivors of stroke, spinal injuries, and brain trauma and the amazing technology that improves their lives. Not only a discussion of scientific advances in the battle against paralysis, The Man with the Bionic Brainis an inspirational book about how biomedicine gives hope to people with disabilities and enables them to take control of their lives.
Jon Mukand, MD, PhD, is rehabilitation medicine specialist and medical director of the Southern New England Rehabilitation Center and serves on the clinical faculty of Brown University and Tufts University. He is the editor of Vital Lines: Contemporary Fiction about Medicine, Articulations: The Body and Illness in Poetry, and Rehabilitation for Patients with HIV Disease. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Table of Contents
|At the Gateway to the Brain|
|Matt, June 22, 2004||p. 3|
|The Hunting Knife at the Beach Party|
|Matt, July 3 to 15, 2001||p. 11|
|Stairway to Recovery|
|Anna lacono||p. 31|
|Alive in the Electric Chair|
|Matt, July to September 2001||p. 47|
|Parade with the Patriots|
|Matt, Late 2001 to Early 2002||p. 69|
|Riding with an Electric Leg|
|Patricia Wines||p. 87|
|Mt. Sinai's Medical Commandments and the Wheelchair Superman|
|Matt, Late 2002 to 2003||p. 101|
|Monkeys Playing Video Games|
|Brain Gate, Late 2003||p. 121|
|A Walk Around the Lake|
|Linda Holmes||p. 133|
|Navigating a Study Through Two Research Review Boards|
|Brain Gate and Cybernetics, December 2003 to Early 2004||p. 143|
|Play It Again|
|Kathy Spencer||p. 161|
|The Antiseptic Baptism and the Neurosurgeon's Gift|
|Matt, May to June 2004||p. 175|
|Wired, Connected, and Waiting for Signals|
|Matt, June to December 2004||p. 197|
|Skating Away from a Stroke|
|Garrett Mendez||p. 221|
|The Bionic Man|
|Matt, 2005||p. 239|
|Imagining a God|
|Matt, 2006||p. 263|
|A Starship Trooper's Electronic Suit|
|Floyd Morrow||p. 275|
|Matt, Early 2007||p. 285|
|Aflame in Red Chrysanthemums|
|Matt, July 2007||p. 301|
|Passing the Baton in the Race with Paralysis||p. 309|
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