Essential Question: What will one day be the advantages to using an artificial organ over a transplant organ?
Why I am interested: I have heard a bit on the news about people getting artificial organs and how it has helped them. I was curious as to what the benefits of using this new technology would be and how it works.
Established Knowledge: I don’t really know much about artificial organs, that is why I would like to look more into it. The only thing I really know about an artificial heart is that it lasts a lot longer than a cardiac pump. Also, with mechanical implanted heart valves you are less likely to get infection than if you got a biological prosthetic valve.
Engaging: I want to see if I can find some academic journals on the subject. With my first inquiry it was hard to find academic journals because it is a topic not commonly talked about. There seems to be many websites on the matter though, so I don’t think I will have problems finding information about artificial organs. For my first inquiry, I had looked a bit into the history of cyborgs and where they originated from. I would like to do the same thing for my second inquiry. I feel that it gives a better understanding of the subject when you know the history of it and where it came from and what it was originally created for, it changes your perspective of it.