Neuromolecularware – A Bio-inspired Evolvable Hardware and Its Application to Medical Diagnosis

  • Yo-Hsien Lin
  • Jong-Chen Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4943)


Computer systems have powerful computational capability. However, it is brittle in that a slight program modification can inadvertently change the system functions. Biological systems demonstrate better adaptability than computer systems. An evolvable neuromolecular hardware motivated from some biological evidence is proposed. The hardware was further applied to medical diagnosis with a clinical database of premature babies who are given total parental nutrition (TPN). Experimental results show that the neuromolecular hardware was capable of learning to differentiate data in an autonomous manner.


Adaptability Artificial Brain Evolvable Hardware Evolutionary Learning Medical Diagnosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yo-Hsien Lin
    • 1
  • Jong-Chen Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information ManagementNational YunLin University of Science and TechnologyTaiwan, R.O.C.

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