Re: Literature requested on:
Well, I got a disappointing response to my post. Thanks, however, to
everyone who replied with useful information. I've summarised replies
below, along with bits and pieces that I've gathered myself.
Neuronal biosensors - Only one paper below, I could still use a good review.
Bio-artificial organs - This is a buzz-word that I've seen on the net, which
caught my attention. I suggest that a bio-artificial
organ would be an artificial organ in which the
(an) active component is of biological origin. (Does
that make sense ? I made it up on-the-fly).
NO RESPONSES ON ARTIFICIAL ORGANS
This one surprised me. I was sure someone would recommend a book covering
this area, but I got nothing.
I have not found any stuff myself on artificial organs (yet). Oh well, that's
life :-( I guess that if I want anything I'll have to take some time off from
my research, and dig into the subject properly.
THE SUMMARY ITSELF.
I've included e-mail addresses, and edited comments from people who
responded directly to the post. I've tried to be careful about including
names and addresses; I hope no one objects to what I've done.
NM Lodge. "Disabled Child: Equipment for the Disabled", 5th Ed.
Nuffield Orthopedic Centre, Oxford. 1986.
From: Doug Monroe.
dwm at pruxl.att.com or monwel at cbnewsk.att.com
RM Buch & GA Rechnitz. "Neuronal Biosensors", Analyt. Chem., 61 (8), 1989.
Not a review, but an interesting read anyway.
WJ Heetderks & FT Hambrecht. "Applied Neural Control in the 1990s",
Proc. IEEE, 76 (9), 1988. p1115-1121.
GE Loeb. "Neural Prosthetic Interfaces with the Nervous System", TINS, 12 (5),
1989. p 195-201.
Both are interesting papers.
WF Agnew & DB McCreery (Eds). "Neural Prosthesis: Fundamental Studies".
Prentice Hall. 1990.
I haven't seen this one yet. It's been on my list of stuff to get for quite
some time now. I put in a request to the library for this a few weeks ago
after being reminded of its existence by Martin Bartos (ed.ac.uk), thanks.
Daniel Dennett. "Consciousness Explained".
Some info' on tactile visual prosthetics. Mainly discusses the subject's
response. An interesting, humerous book, strongly recommended.
From: Erland Lewin d90-erl at nada.kth.se
I received some information from U of Keele (UK), on their cochlear implant
research. I extracted this address from it, which may be of use to someone:
The Project Ear Foundation
38 Devonshire Street
I know that there's a lot of work going on in this area. Project Ear is
a UK initiative to develop cochlear implants.
AR Kralj & T Bajd. "Functional Electrical Stimulation: Standing and Walking
After Spinal Cord Injury".
CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. 1989.
I find this fairly tough reading, however people round here seem to think
it's pretty good.
Thanks to Aziz Boxwala (unc.edu), for directing my attention to a research
seminar (not included here, as permission not recieved from the person who
Sir S Sunderland. "Nerves and Nerve Injuries", 2nd Ed.
Churchill Livingstone. 1978.
A bit old, but this is referenced quite a lot in the literature that I read.
Pretty comprehensive, and heavy going. A good reference book.
RD Fields, JM Le Beau, FM Longo, MH Ellisman. "Nerve Regeneration Through
Artificial Tubular Implants", Prog. Neurobiol., 33, 1989. p 87-143.
A good review of the area. I found it quite readable too. Just the sort of
thing I was trying to get hold of when I posted the request.
SB Dunnett & A Bjorklund (Eds). "Neural Transplantion: a practical approach".
IRL Press. 1992.
ISBN: 0199632855 (p/b).
Sounds like it should be on the same shelf as "DIY Brain Surgery" and "Home
Cryonics" :-) :-)
I haven't seen this yet, but I've put in a request to the library. I found
it poking around on on-line library catalogs the other day. I already have
one book in this series which I found quite useful, hopefully this one will
Hope you find this interesting. Sorry I couldn't provide more info'. Maybe
next time ;-) I've got a few other papers, but they concentrate
on more specific areas; I've gone for review papers in this summary.
This was all compiled from hand written notes, so I may have made some errors
in the transcription. Sorry again.
Thanks, again, to everyone who contributed.
Danny Banks. eep1db at ee.surrey.ac.uk
I'm *not* a mad scientist............................I'm an eccentric engineer.