HD Explorer, August 19th, 2015
By Rasheed Al Kotob
Posted August 19, 2015 In Blog, News
PERSONALIZED HEALTH TECHNOLOGY
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Personalized Health Technology
Personalized health technology wearable tracking devices, embeddable sensors, and diagnostic testing enables self-quantification and modification of health behaviors. It has potential to minimize the prevalence of chronic diseases by targeting leading risk factors.
These include physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and medication non-adherence. Many individuals do not reap the benefits of personalized health technology because of poor design or unaffordability. Data from this technology can further invade individual privacy and confidentiality. Facilitating sustained uptake and acceptability of personalized health technology requires a framework that evaluates its ethical, legal, and social implications.
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