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Human enhancement: will the integration of technology and humanity create a regulatory dilemma?

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Imagine a future where the human brain can be enhanced to optimise its control of the body and speed up its computing functions. There are already products on the market that enable the brain to directly control devices, but more far-reaching developments are around the corner. Should medical devices intended for human enhancement fall within the scope of the medical device directives? Abnovo consultant Mika Reinikainen considers the possibilities for regulating the technologies that could change what it means to be human

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