Three-part video series "Digital Assistance Technologies"
The introduction of new technologies, such as digital assistive technologies for people with dementia, is associated with various ethical and social challenges. This three-part video series shows the added value of ethical and social science research in the technology development process and how different actors can be involved in the process.
The video series was produced in spring 2023 and was supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). We would like to thank Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gesine Marquardt & Dr.-Ing. Kathrin Büter from the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Dresden for planning and coordinating the graphic and technical implementation.
The perspective of the technology developers
Video 1 focuses on the perspective of the technology developers. The video illustrates the potential of ethical-social science research in the technology development process and the importance of creating ideal-typical user profiles. These enable conflicting goals and values to be presented and can be integrated into the technology development process in a further step.
The perspective of professional caregivers
Video 2 focuses on the perspective of professional caregivers. The video focuses on the role of nurses in recognizing difficulties in the technical implementation of digital assistance systems in practice. It also shows how nurses can get involved in the process of technology development and further development.
The perspective of people affected by dementia
The video focuses on the perspective of those affected by dementia. The video discusses how individual needs must be considered when using digital assistance technologies. But also how important the experiences of dementia patients with the technologies are for the further development of assistance systems.
Further information on the development and implementation of the video series
Planning and coordination of the overall project:
Prof. Dr. Silke Schicktanz (Medical Ethics, University Medical Center Göttingen)
Leading scientists of the subprojects:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hein (Health Engineering, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kirste (Computer Science, University of Rostock)
Prof. Dr. Mark Schweda (Medical Ethics, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Teipel (University Medical Center Rostock/ German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases e.V. (DZNE))
Inputs for ideas and scripts of the present videos came especially from the following participating scientists:
Eike Buhr, M.Ed. (Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg)
Dr. Rebecca Diekmann (Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg)
Sabrina Krohm, M.A. (University Medical Center Göttingen)
Julia Perry, M.A. (University Medical Center Göttingen)
Salman Shaukat, M.Sc. (University of Rostock)
Johannes Welsch, M.A. (University Medical Center Göttingen)
Planning and coordination of the graphical and technical implementation:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gesine Marquardt & Dr.-Ing. Kathrin Büter (Faculty of Architecture, Dresden University of Technology)
Graphics, animation and editing:
Charlott Kurek (Communication Designer Dresden)
Narrator and sound recording:
Anne Grabowski (episode 1 and 3)
Mike Langhans (episode 2)