Gadgets on the move and in stasis: consumer and medical electronics, what's the difference?

O'Riordan, Kate, Gunnarsdóttir, Kristrun, Wynne, Brian, Fotopoulou, Aristea, van Dijk, Neils, Gutwirth, Serge, Hildebrandt, Mireille, Breitegger, Melina, Peirera;, Angela, Vesnic-Alujevic, Lucia, Strand, Roger and Rommetveit, Kjetil (2015) Gadgets on the move and in stasis: consumer and medical electronics, what's the difference? Project Report. The Epinet Project, Bergen, Norway.

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Abstract

This document provides a set of policy recommendations, based on the findings of a three-year long case study on wearable sensors. The key objective was to assess state-of-the-art developments in this domain of innovation, using evaluation and analytic methods that correspond with the expertise and experience available on our study team and among our associates in industry and innovation, medicine, policy, grass roots activism, STS and ELS study traditions. Our aim is to provide guidelines for good governance of wearable sensors, in light of their potential roles in medical settings as well as their currency as consumer electronics for quasi-medical purposes. We provide recommendations for ongoing innovation in this field, considering the
necessity of mutual recognition and reflexive knowledge exchange among innovators and industrial actors, medical expertise, scholarly and technical assessments, patient organisations and grass roots activism, policy developers and regulators.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Kate O'Riordan
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2016 10:51
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:25
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60178

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EPINET - Media Analysis (FP7)G0854EUROPEAN UNION288971