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Just because we can, should we? An anthropological perspective on the initiation of technology dependence to sustain a child’s life

Project description

Children growing dependent on technology

The number of children needing continuous access to technological devices is on the rise and brings with it clinical, legal and ethical concerns. This technology dependence is related to medical interventionism and hides a potential for discrimination. As empirical data on the influences and interactions of technology dependence are rare, ethical, clinical and legal considerations rely on opinion rather than empirical evidence. The EU-funded TechChild project aims to improve understanding of the coexistence of humans with technological augmentations across various health, legal and socio-cultural systems. The project intends to transform our conception of access to care and proposes a research perspective that considers cultural relativism in the cyborg era.

Host institution

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 507 185,69
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 507 185,69
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Participation ended

Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 956 915,31
Address
College Green Trinity College
D02 CX56 Dublin 2
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00