Meeting the Ethical, Economic and Regulatory Challenges Raised by mHealth
mHealth in exercise and nutrition
With 6 over billion phone subscriptions reaching 87% of the world’s population, smartphones and other wearable devices will transform our ability obtain clinical data from users and provide personalised healthcare. The use of smartphones and wearables for these purposes is referred to as mHealth. However, mHealth technologies raise unprecedented ethical (e.g. privacy, surveillance) and regulatory issues (e.g. they are currently unregulated) that need to be addressed. This project will examine the technological, ethical, governance and economic challenges raised by mHealth, including a qualitative and quantitative study of consumers’ views on the use of mHealth in exercise and nutrition.
This study is conducted with collaborators at the Centre for Health Law, La Trobe University and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, The University of Queensland.