Answering Your Questions About Human-Machine Interfaces

  • Published24 Jan 2020
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The evolving relationship between humans and machines can mean new, life-changing medical treatments. But it can also prompt a host of ethical considerations. Biomedical engineers, bioethicists, a phenomenologist, a visualization researcher, and a prosthetic user answer your questions about neural-digital technology, including:

• What happens to patients when they lose access to life-changing devices after research trials end?

• How can researchers improve access to and awareness of technology for low-income, uninsured patients?

• How can this technology be shared globally without worsening the gap between developing and developed countries?

• What needs to be done to make this technology more affordable?

This video is part of a series on Neural-Digital Interfaces, presented at Neuroscience 2019 for the Social Issues Roundtable.

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