Digital pills: a scoping review of the empirical literature and analysis of the ethical aspects

Digital pills: a scoping review of the empirical literature and analysis of the ethical aspects


Publication Title
BMC Medical Ethics
Publication/Creation Date
January 8 2020
Creators/Contributors
Andrea Martani (creator)
Lester Darryl Geneviève (creator)
Christopher Poppe (creator)
Media Type
Journal Article
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
Abstract (Background and Methods): Digital Pills (DP) are an innovative drug-device technology that permits to combine traditional medications with a monitoring system that automatically records data about medication adherence as well as patients’ physiological data. Although DP are a promising innovation in the field of digital medicine, their use has also raised a number of ethical concerns. These ethical concerns, however, have been expressed principally from a theoretical perspective, whereas an ethical analysis with a more empirically oriented approach is lacking. There is also a lack of clarity about the empirical evidence available concerning the application of this innovative digital medicine. To map the studies where DP have been tested on patients and discuss the ethically relevant issues evident therein, we performed a scoping review of the empirical literature concerning DP.
HCI Platform
Ingestible
Relation to Body
In
Related Body Part
Digestive Tract
Marketing Keywords
Embase, CINAHL, Scopus (MEDLINE)
Source
https://bmcmedethics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12910-019-0443-1

Date archived
July 1 2020
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Andrea Martani, Lester Darryl Geneviève, Christopher Poppe. (January 8 2020). "Digital pills: a scoping review of the empirical literature and analysis of the ethical aspects". BMC Medical Ethics. BioMed Central. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/4635