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.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
D02 CX56 Dublin 2
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