Emerging Health Technology

Relocation of Innovative Visual Knowledge and Expertise

  • Kristian Wasen

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Health Care Management and Economics book series (BRIEFSHEALTHCARE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Kristian Wasen
    Pages 1-20
  3. Mohammadreza Rahimpour, Nigel H. Lovell, Branko G. Celler, John McCormick
    Pages 75-100

About this book


This book reports cutting-edge cases of emerging health technologies. Some health care fields are experiencing paradigmatic shifts because of robotic technologies and the new relationships that they create in r-Health (r-Curing and r-Caring) activities. The book explores emerging health care technologies such as image-guided surgical robotics, pharmacy robots, new visualisation methods (3D, 4D & ″5D″) and home telehealth management systems and their acceptance in the workplace but also, more generally, their special role in business and society. These technologies allow health care professionals to effectively reach far beyond the current service offerings, providing new methods for communication, diagnosis, and treatment. The relocation of certain knowledge areas from physicians to patients in self-care management or the reconfiguration of health care expertise from one health profession to another are examples of topics developed in this book. The book describes the emerging relocation of innovative visual knowledge and expertise within health care organisations and beyond, such as in the patient’s home environment.


Home-Care Management Image-guided Medicine (2D, 3D, 4D & 5D) Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine Self-Care Devices Surgical Robotics and Pharmacy Robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristian Wasen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy,, Linguistics, and Theory ofUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32569-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32570-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-1704
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1712
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