When: Thursday 30 May 2019
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Date: Thursday 30 May 2019
Time: 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm (registration from 5.30 pm)
Venue: Mackenzie Building, Faculty of Advocates, Old Assembly Close, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QX - Map
Price: Free (members and non members welcome)
Speaker: Professor Timo Minssen
This presentation focuses on selected legal and ethical issues related to one sub-category of digital health that has recently made it to market: ingestible electronic sensors (IESs).
Despite their vast potential to improve health outcomes, IESs also raise ethical and legal challenges. We will begin by briefly describing IESs that are already available on the US and European markets as well as potential future IES combinations. We will then focus on ethical aspects in this area, discussing patient, provider, and social issues. This will be followed by a comparative analysis of legal regulation of IESs in the US and Europe.
Though highly promising, stakeholders, especially the creators of IESs, must remain attuned to the legal and ethical challenges.
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