Digital pills: a scoping review of the empirical literature and analysis of the ethical aspects
Publication/Creation DateJanuary 8 2020
DescriptionAbstract (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.
Date archivedJuly 1 2020
Last editedOctober 26 2020
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