Digital Salon at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
Photo: Mathias Völzke
January 31, 2018, 7 p.m.
Entrance free | No registration necessary
For information on possible side effects, please consult your doctor or your smartphone: The market offers more and more health apps: analyzing our blood sugar level, tracking the menstrual cycle, offering aid to asthma patients. They help you find a doctor nearby or provide information about drugs. Chronically ill patients especially benefit from the “doctor in the smartphone.” The user data can be harnessed for comprehensive analyses; they can even trigger an alarm in case of an emergency. Are general practitioners becoming obsolete? Do digital tools turn us into hypochondriacs? How do patients deal with the new sources of information? What data should we share? And how can we guarantee medical quality and data privacy?
As part of a monthly discussion series, the “Digital Salon,” the invited guests grapple with questions of our digitally connected world. They look at Internet phenomena, discuss the pros and cons of technological changes, and provide food for thought.
With the support of the Ernst Schering Foundation, the HIIG organizes a total of four special programs on the topic of “Human Health in the Digital Age.” Digitization affects every area of life, including health: personalized medicine through genetic testing, customized medical prostheses from the 3D printer, and nursing robots are only three examples. The HIIG’s Digital Salon aims to discuss and critically evaluate these developments and their ethical and social implications. The Digital Salon is a collaboration of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and Kooperative Berlin.
Digital: #DigSal • livestream via www.hiig.de
Video: The program can later be viewed on the YouTube channel of the HIIG.
More information at: https://www.hiig.de/digitaler-salon/
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