18 August 2019

CeBIL researchers publish Nature Electronics paper

CeBIL director, Professor Timo Minssen, CeBIL Associate Director, Assistant Professor Helen Yu and core CeBIL partners Sara Gerke and Professor Glenn Cohen from Harvard´s Petrie-Flom Center have co-authored and published their latest work on Ethical and legal issues of ingestible electronic sensors in the Nature Electronics journal.

Abstract: "IESs are a promising technology for improving health outcomes that may, for example, be useful in monitoring and promoting the taking of medication. However, these sensors also raise ethical and legal challenges that need to be considered by all stakeholders—notably, the creators of such products—at the earliest stages of the development process. Here, we examine selected ethical and legal issues related to ingestible electronic sensors. We first briefly describe sensors that are already available on the US and European markets as well as potential future sensor combinations. We then focus on ethical aspects, discussing patient, provider, and social issues. Finally, we provide a comparative analysis of legal regulation of ingestible electronic sensors in the US and Europe."

You can access the article here.