Welcome to EIDEC

Ethical and Social Issues of Co-intelligent Monitoring and Assistive Technologies in Dementia Care

How ist the project structured?

The collaborative project EIDEC links four content-related (two technical/two ethical) subprojects carried out at different locations, all concerned with attitudes towards AI-based monitoring and assistive systems in dementia care within the framework of qualitative interview studies.

What is the background of the project?

New digital assistive technologies have the potential to improve the care of dementia patients. These systems incorporate artificial intelligence, semantics, and human interpretation. EIDEC explores the ethical implications and challenges of such systems for users and developers.

What is the objective?

EIDEC’s objective is to evaluate digital assistive technologies as well as to compare the social acceptance and moral assessment of the applications between the user groups. The user groups include patients, family members, and care professionals.

What results do we expect?

We expect to establish empirically sound recommendations within the project. These should serve as a form of support for developers and researchers. The recommendations can also be relevant for political decision-makers. They can be supported, for example, in their decisions in the context of privacy.

Who are the involved parties?

The University Medical Center Göttingen, the University of Oldenburg, the University of Rostock, the Rostock University Medical Center, and the German Center for Neurogenerative Diseases are involved in the project.