In this post our socio-legal researcher, Rachael Dickson, reflects on the interviews she has been conducting with persons living with attached and implanted medical devices. The data collection phase of the Everyday Cyborgs 2.0 project commenced in earnest in November 2021. Nearly a year on, it seems like a good time to reflect on these … Continue reading “Encountering Everyday Cyborgs: Reflections On Field Work So Far”
Category: Integrated Goods
Software as a Medical Device: A Bad Regulatory Fit?
This post introduces some of the gaps and uncertainties we are exploring in relation to software as a medical device Advances in information technology have resulted in increasingly complex or “smart” medical devices that are capable of running software, lending these devices ever more complex functionalities. Often the relevant software comes as part and parcel … Continue reading “Software as a Medical Device: A Bad Regulatory Fit?”
Introducing Everyday Cyborgs 2.0
As technology increasingly blurs the boundaries between the biological and the synthetic, law struggles to keep up Increasing numbers of people worldwide rely on medical devices to help them to function. These devices range from the relatively simple, like hip replacements and aesthetic prostheses, to the complex, such as insulin pumps, pacemakers, and the total … Continue reading “Introducing Everyday Cyborgs 2.0”