Encountering Everyday Cyborgs: Reflections On Field Work So Far

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”

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AI/ML-enabled Medical Devices: Regulatory Discussion in the UK and the US

This post discusses the current regulation of AI/ML enabled medical devices in the UK and compares potential policy changes with the US. The emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) systems in medical devices has been linked to improved healthcare – for example, by providing earlier and more accurate diagnoses to patients, automating … Continue reading “AI/ML-enabled Medical Devices: Regulatory Discussion in the UK and the US”

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The Changing Face of Medical Devices Regulation? A Consultation & Expected New Regulations

This piece was originally posted as a Birmingham Law School Research Blog Post This post reflects on the potential reforms indicated by the recent MHRA consultation on the future of medical devices regulation In September 2021 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) launched a consultation seeking views on potential amendments to medical devices … Continue reading “The Changing Face of Medical Devices Regulation? A Consultation & Expected New Regulations”

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Embodiment and the Everyday Cyborg: Philosophical and Sociological Approaches

In this post we consider how to study the embodiment of everyday cyborgs using phenomenological and sociological methods Although we often identify the locus of the self in the mind, what our body is like can have important effects on who we are. Our body is the means through which we perceive the world and … Continue reading “Embodiment and the Everyday Cyborg: Philosophical and Sociological Approaches”

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