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Wise Choices and Smart Savings: Effectiveness and Acceptability of Persuasive Technology for Household Energy Saving (MORALPT)

One third of all energy consumption takes place within the build environment, and reducing that consumption is crucial for a sustainable society. However, technological innovations alone are not enough: people also have to change their energy consumption behavior. Persuasive Technology (PT) can motivate people to realize sustainable energy consumption by using less household energy....

SURVEILLE

Surveillance: Ethical Issues, Legal Limitations, and Efficiency   SURVEILLE is a cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary collaborative research project funded by the European Commission analyzing the ethical issues, legal limitations and efficiency of the use of surveillance technologies for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of serious crime.   SURVEILLE seeks close interaction with other projects funded...

Military Human Enhancement: Design for Responsibility and Combat Systems

Modern warfare is impossible without advanced information-based decision support systems. Such operational environments involve a range of systems that constitute the ‘choice architecture” (Sunstein and Thaler, 2009) and “wideware” (Clark 2008) of military personnel. When linked to precision munitions and delivery systems, these complex information systems create unprecedented capabilities to control the delivery of...

SATORI

SATORI aims to develop a common European framework for ethical assessment of research and innovation SATORI is a 45-month project, comprising 16 partners from 13 countries, including an intergovernmental organisation, the aim of which is to improve respect of ethics principles and laws in research and innovation, and to make sure that they are...

Medical Trust Beyond Clinical Walls

Medical Trust Beyond Clinical Walls is an NWO-funded research project at Eindhoven University of Technology, in collaboration with and co-funded by Mobihealth B.V. and Sananet Care B.V. The purpose of this project is to investigate how patients with chronic diseases establish trust in forms of treatment and monitoring that involve telecare, the use of...

Multinational nuclear waste repositories: ethics and acceptability

The safe disposal of nuclear waste is a challenge to humanity. While nuclear waste disposal was previously a national responsibility, countries are now considering multinational repositories. This raises new and intricate ethical issues. Like for many other major technological projects, a gap exists between assessing acceptance and acceptability. Public acceptance studies fail to include...

Enhancing Responsibility

We normally think that peoples responsibility diminishes when mental capacities are lost and that responsibility is restored when those capacities are regained. But how is responsibility affected when mental capacities are extended beyond their normal range through cognitive enhancement? For instance, might some people ‘ e.g. surgeons working long shifts in hospital ‘ have...

Ethical dilemmas of nuclear power production and nuclear waste management

When we produce nuclear power we are depleting a non-renewable resource (uranium) that will eventually not be available to future generations. Furthermore the ensuing nuclear waste needs to be isolated from the biosphere for long periods of time to come. This gives rise to the problem of justice to posterity or intergenerational justice. Different...

Integrating social and ethical reflection in nanobiotechnological practice

Nanobiotechnology is an upcoming field of technology, which gives raises to various social and ethical issues. However, many nanobiotechnologists lack the framework and tools to take responsibility and communicate their ethical considerations. The goal of this PhD project is to establish a framework and tools to broaden nanobiotechnological development by taking into account social...

Neuroethics: ethical, legal and conceptual aspects of neuroscience and neurotechnology

Nederlands Introduction on the subject It is nowadays possible to study the living brain at a level of detail which was unthinkable as recently as 25 years ago. On top of this, technologies aimed at modifying (influencing, treating or enhancing) the brain – ranging from neuropharmacology to neuroengineering – are becoming more and more...

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