New Project ELSI-SAT Health & Care Started

In the newly launched project ELSI-SAT Health & Care, a software tool is being developed to help scientists developing technical innovations in the field of health and care to consider the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of their research.

Using an interactive questionnaire, researchers can identify and evaluate the respective ELS implications for their project. The software tool will allow scientists to derive possible measures for dealing with the implications of their research projects.

The joint project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is headed by Prof. Dr. Tobias Keber from the Institute for Digital Ethics at Hochschule für Medien in Stuttgart. For the specific requirements of innovation in the health and care sector and the assessment of ELS implications, the project will initially be accompanied and implemented together with ceres and soon with the Center for Life Ethics at the University of Bonn under the direction of Prof. Dr. Christiane Woopen. The technical conception and implementation of the software is led by HdM professor Dr. Simon Wiest. User studies on user experience are implemented under the direction of Prof. Dr. Michael Burmester and Prof. Dr. Petra Grimm. Prof. Dr. Tobias Keber is responsible for the area of legal implications.

Further information can be found on the ceres project site and here.