The Nature of Things Designing for Dignity: Engineering for Body Parts

The Nature of Things Designing for Dignity: Engineering for Body Parts

The body is nature's work of art. It is no surprise then that providing replacement pieces for it requires both the talents of an artist and the skills of a surgeon. Ears made to order. Knee joints from an assembly line. Replacement heart valves grown from human cells in the laboratory. For people with damaged or missing body parts, new medical technologies hold the promise of supplying the pieces necessary to re-build a human being.

  • 1999
  • 00:53:43
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. [LCSH] Prosthesis [LCSH] Prosthesis -- Design and construction [LCSH] Otoplasty [LCSH] Artificial knee [LCSH] Biomedical engineering [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Biology [LCSH] Medical sciences [LCSH] Health education [LCSH] Technology [LCSH]
Team
David Suzuki (Host), Carol Moore-Ede (Director), Michael Bennett (Production Coordinator), Michael Allder (Producer)
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