chapter  1
Biosensors for Medical Applications
ByTuan Vo-Dinh, Leonardo Allain, Andrew Fales
Pages 44

Human beings, along with other mammals, consciously interact with the surrounding world by means of seven sensing mechanisms. In addition to the well-recognized ve senses, the abilities to detect temperature and variations in elevation are almost as important. One cannot help being awed by the evolutionary process that brought the development of such senses and by their integration into a brain capable of information processing and storage.