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AmbiAct

RRI Industry case study The ambiact is a smart meter for social alarm systems. This innovative product is designed as a plug-adapter and can be placed between the power outlet…

Read more about the article An Ethical Analysis of Personal Health Monitoring in the UK
A Reign health tracker bracelet by Jaybird is displayed during Pepcom's "Digital Experience," a consumer electronics showcase, in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6, 2014. Sensors in the bracelet monitor activity and sleep to give a "Go-score" that tells you how ready your body is to be active. The $199.00 device is expected to be in stores in May 2014. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTX174X7

An Ethical Analysis of Personal Health Monitoring in the UK

A Case Study Recent years have seen an influx of medical technologies capable of remotely monitoring the health and behaviours of individuals to detect, manage and prevent health problems.  Known…

The ORBIT Self-Assessment Tool

Taken From: Vol 1 No 2 (2017): The ORBIT Journal - An Online Journal for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT The self-assessment tool is one of the services provided…

Ethical Design Fiction

Between Storytelling and World Building In this paper we examine how ethical challenges can be approached in and through design fiction. To do so, we develop a new framework for…

Digital Privacy: Leibniz 2.0

In 1963, Chief Justice Earl Warren called the ‘fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication’ a danger to the privacy of the individual. If we use the privacy torts…

By Design

A design ethical fiction   In lieu of an abstract a few words of warning. This story was originally written as a fanfiction. It has been cleared from explicit sex…

Why We Should Have Seen That Coming

Comments on Microsoft’s Tay “Experiment,” and Wider Implications In this paper we examine the case of Tay, the Microsoft AI chatbot that was launched in March, 2016. After less than…

From a Science Fiction to the Reality

Cyborg Ethics in Japan This study deals with young people’s attitudes towards and social acceptance of “cyborg technology” including wearables and insideables (or implantable devices) to enhance human ability in…