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Using the Web and ICT to Enable Persons with Disabilities; Hybrid Brains.
Biology, Technology Merger; From the Bench to the Bedside: The Role of Semantic Web and Translational Medicine for Enabling the Next Generation Healthcare Enterprise; Active Annuloplasty System for Mitral Valve Insufficiency; Towards a Probabilistic Manipulator Robot's Workspace Governed by a BCI; New Soft Tissue Implants Using Organic Elastomers; Computer Aids for Visual Neuroprosthetic Devices; Tissue-Viability Monitoring Using an Oxygen-Tension Sensor. Constitutes the proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2008, held in Funchal, Portugal, in January 2008. This book contains papers that are organized in topical sections on biodevices, biosignals as well as health.