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Article accepted for publication: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

In the Article Dr Kellmeyer and colleagues discuss, among other topics, the accountability gap that may arise when decision-making - for example for administering electrical stimulation - is relegated to an intelligent medical device, for example in a neuroimplant for epilepsy patients.

Our article “The Effects of Closed-Loop Medical Devices on the Autonomy and Accountability of Persons and Systems” was accepted for publication in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.

Kellmeyer, Philipp; Cochrane, Thomas; Müller, Oliver; Mitchell, Christine; Ball, Tonio; Fins, Joseph J. and Biller-Andorno, Nikola. “The Effects of Closed-Loop Medical Devices on the Autonomy and Accountability of Persons and Systems.” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 25, no. 4 (October 2016): 623–33. doi:10.1017/S0963180116000359.

In the Article Dr Kellmeyer and colleagues discuss, among other topics, the accountability gap that may arise when decision-making - for example for administering electrical stimulation - is relegated to an intelligent medical device, for example in a neuroimplant for epilepsy patients.

Dr Kellmeyer has also written a corresponding blog post at the Practical Ethics Blog of the Oxford University Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in which he also describes the ethical challenges of shared autonomy between humans and intelligent medical devices.

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