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Biomaterials: Body Parts for the future Cheryl R. Blanchard
Medical devices U.S. Food and Drug Admistration
Innovation A PBS website that examines recent innovations. Topics include bionics.
Rebuilding a Battered Body
Once the stuff of science fiction, bionic devices are quickly becoming integrated into medical practice and transforming human lives.
NIDCD U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
History of Cochlear implants
About.com History of cochlear implants and links to sign language, deaf culture and history, and famous deaf people.
Introduction to Cochlear Implants, by Philipos C. Loizou, examines cochlear implants, how they work, the factors affecting performance and acoustic simulations of cochlear implants.
Sound and Fury PBS site which contains information about deafness, cochlear implants and their history as well as lesson plans which look at deafness and diversity and the science of sound.
Sound from Silence: The Development of Cochlear Implants.
Dallas Otolarngoglogy cochlear implant Program Description of cochlear implants, their history, the devices that are available, surgical procedures and the benefits of having cochlear implants.
Access Excellence site contains an interview with cardiothoracic surgeon, Mehmet Oz, MD, who describes the status of heart transplantation and why artificial hearts and ventricular assist devices are needed. There are also links to other sites about heart technology.
Artificial heart technology. It also has links to heart basics, electric hearts and heart transplants.
Electric Heart Topics include a map of the human heart, a page of heart facts, a short biography of pioneering surgeon: O. H. Frazier, and a Shockwave interactive site where a heart transplant operation can be followed.