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Amputee Marny Cringle growing new leg | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au

In Ableism, Ableism in the media, Body on February 17, 2012 at 1:32 am

Amputee Marny Cringle growing new leg | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au.

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Bionic Contact Lens

In Ableism and general human performance enhancement;, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Design, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Science and Technology governance, Body, Enhancement on May 2, 2009 at 3:14 pm

he University of Washington’s Parviz Research Group is actively developing a contact lens containing embedded circuitry to enhance vision. The technologies developed could be the building blocks of future products such as lenses that allow zoom capability, advanced video devices for use with cell phones, or even image enhancement overlays such the heat-maps shown in Predator…..

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Int J of Disability, Community and Rehabilitation Special Issue on Nanotechnology, Disability, Community and Rehabilitation

In Ableism, Ableism and general human performance enhancement;, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Science and Technology governance, Body, Enhancement, nano, nanotechnology on March 25, 2009 at 12:39 am

New in the Int J of Disability, Community and Rehabilitation (IJDCR)

The issue can be found here

An IJDCR Special Issue on Nanotechnology, Disability, Community and Rehabilitation edited by Gregor Wolbring,
Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Program, Dept of Community
Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Canada

Articles:

Editor’s Introduction to the Special Issue, by Gregor Wolbring

If Nanotechnology Were a Magic Wand What Obligations Would it Bring? Or:
The Right to Enhance Versus the Right to Morphological Freedom, by Heather
Bradshaw

Optimization of Human Capacities and the Representation of the Nanoscale
Body, by Michele Robitaille

Nanotechnology: Changing the Disability Paradigm, by Laura Cabrera

The journal welcomes submissions on a continuous basis that focus on nanoscale and nanoscale-enabled science and technology as it impacts on disabled people and the broader community and the role of rehabilitation professionals, family members and others.

ESF-LiU Conference THE PERFECT BODY: BETWEEN NORMATIVITY AND CONSUMERISM

In Ableism, Ableism and general human performance enhancement;, Ableism and Law, Body, Conferences, Consumerism on October 7, 2008 at 9:37 pm

ESF-LiU Conference
THE PERFECT BODY: BETWEEN NORMATIVITY AND CONSUMERISM
Chaired by:

Dr.KatrinGrueberE-Mail
IMEW (Institut Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft)BerlinGermany

Dr.UrsulaNaueE-Mail
Life Science Governance Research PlatformUniversity of ViennaFaculty of Social SciencesDepartment of Political ScienceViennaAustria
Dates

9-13 October 2009
Location

The conference will be held at Scandic Linköping Väst, Sweden – 7km from Linköping airport and 4km from the train station. Most notably, the Swedish chain Scandic Hotel´s commitment to sustainability won the Green Meetings Award in 2008. It is located in Linköping which is the capital of Östergötland county, situated in the center of a vast open farmland. It is Sweden’s fifth largest city with more than 136,000 inhabitants and has a long history as a city of learning.
Preliminary Programme

Available March 2009

Applications will open in March 2009. Please use the button below if you wish to be kept informed about this conference by e-mail.
Conference Fees

Fees

What the fees cover

EUR 750

conference, meals and twin OR double room

EUR 550

non-resident: conference, meals (no room)
Financial Support

Some grants are available for young researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph “Grant application” of the application form.
ESF Contact

Ms.AnneBlondeel-OmanE-Mail
Conference Officer

Phone: +32 (0)2 533 2024
Fax: +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 09-273 in any correspondence.
Partnership

This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with Linköping University.

Back – ESF Conferences – 2009 Calendar

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