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Bioinspired Devices

Emulating Nature’s Assembly and Repair Process

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674967946

Publication Date: 01/08/2018


480 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

27 color illustrations, 1 halftone, 1 line illustration, 37 tables


  • Preface
  • Part I. Biological Inspiration for Nature’s Building and Repair Process
    • 1. Bioinspired Devices as Parts of Complex Systems
    • 2. How Nature Builds: Physical Law, Morphogenesis, and Dynamical Systems
    • 3. What Nature Builds: Materials and Devices
    • 4. Building Devices the Way That Nature Does
  • Part II. Structure-Function, Development, and Vulnerabilities of Nervous Systems
    • 5. Nature’s Nervous System Networks
    • 6. Human Nervous System: Development and Vulnerability
    • 7. How Nature Remodels and Repairs Neural Circuits
  • Part III. Understanding and Emulating Nature’s Responses to Injury or Damage
    • 8. Neuroprosthetics: The Embodiment of Devices
    • 9. Neurorehabilitation for Remodeling and Repairing Injured Nervous Systems
    • 10. Toward Devices That Are Seamless Parts of Collective, Adaptive, and Emergent Systems
  • References
  • Index

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