META mHealth: Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects in the Technological Age

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mHealth: Ethical, Legal, Social aspects in the technological age

foto_uhrMobile Health (mHealth) technologies are currently becoming an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, disease prevention and disease management. The overall goal of the international and interdisciplinary project META is a thorough analysis of ethical, legal and social aspects of such technologies. "META" is an acronym for: mHealth: ethical, legal and social aspects in the technological age.

The project explores the opportunities and challenges of mHealth as well as wider aspects of the digital transformation on the individual level, the population level and on the global level.

Different academic disciplines are involved: Philosophy, applied ethics, sociology, law, medicine, public health. As the META team we discuss our results from a broader, interdisciplinary perspective, and we work on joint projects. For example, we are developing a user-friendly website for the public, policy, research & development and the private sector. In focussed individual projects we conduct empirical, conceptual and normative research. Results of the project are disseminated in academic publications and presentations.

A project portfolio 2018-2019 can be found here.

The project runs from April 2018 to March 2024 and is funded by the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF). Project lead: PD Dr.Verina Wild