Addressing the Ethical, Legal, Social, and Cultural Implications of Neurotechnology
As part of our effort to support the neuroengineering community, the IEEE Brain Neuroethics Subcommittee is developing a neuroethical framework for evaluating the ethical, legal, social, and cultural issues that may arise with the deployment of such neurotechnologies.
Find more information on the IEEE Neuroethics Framework HERE.
The IEEE Brain neuroethical framework is organized as a matrix of specific types of contemporary neurotechnologies and their current and potential applications. In this framework, the columns represent different types of neurotechnologies, and the rows represent applications of these technologies.
IEEE Brain is in the process of developing documentation that supports this matrix by providing examples of existing neurotechnologies and exploring the ethical, legal, social, and cultural issues generated by a particular neurotechnology when used in specific contexts. Below is a general introduction of the overall efforts and a summary of each of the working groups and the scope of their efforts.
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Technologies for diagnostics or treatment of infirmity and disease including direct-to-consumer
Laura Y. Cabrera
Technologies for active pursuit of a healthy and fulfilling life; improving physical, mental, and social well-being
Laura Y. Cabrera
Peter B. Reiner
John David Chibuk
Work & Employment
Military / National Security
Technologies to augment or improve the ability to fight or defend through soldier enhancement, intelligence, and/or debilitate the enemy
Seth Elkin Frankston
Courtnie Jean Paschall
Technologies for use in civil and criminal adjudication, as well as in the correctional context, including to detect, modify and/or surveil brain states
Basak Ozan Ozparklak