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A brain-machine interface (BMI) is a system comprising a direct communication pathway between the brain and an external device. Designing better interfaces: skin-like electronics (Dr John Rogers, University of Illinois, 2011) [1] [2].

This is a very important step towards developing the use of brain-machine interfaces in Health. Indeed the patient in the future will have the possibility to organize a complete check-up of his own health (electrocardiogram, encephalogram, blood pressure, temperature, electro-oculogram, electro-myogram, etc.) in using his cellphone augmented with few applications and electrodes (the “techies”). Then the data will be sent directly through to Health Centers and will be recorded without requiring the traditional visit to the doctor. A conference on “exponential medicine” was held in San Diego (11.2014) to “explore and leverage the convergence of fast moving technologies in the reinvention and future of health and medicine” [3] [4, in French].

Published by BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY - The Living Body

Hello, I am Dr Judith Nicogossian, Anthropobiologist, Anthropologist in Health, Business Anthropologist, Keynote Speaker, Philosopher, Chronicler ... My main research is on The impact of technologies on the human body in Health. I am working at different levels of the "hybrid body", that is to say the examination first of what is to be a human being and second what is at stake with the impacts with the techniques and technologies on the human body. "Innovations" within an evolutionary process can be thenceforth defined as "innevolution". How to evolve with new technologies? How work processes of acculturation? What the limites are? Technologies also help us define ourselves and know what we want and what we don't want.

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