Upcoming events

On April 13 & 14 2023 the Philosophy and Ethics group and the Human Technology Interaction group of Eindhoven University of Technology are organizing the conference Datafication of health in Eindhoven. For more information about the conference, call for abstracts, and submissions please visit our conference page.

Past events

On February 10 & 11 2020 the TU/e Center for Humans and Technology organized the workshop Considering Health Behavior Change in Eindhoven. This workshop was part of the NWO sponsored research program Mobile Support Systems for Behaviour Change. Researchers and practitioners presented recent insights and engage in dialogue on the ethical themes of trust and consent and on the psychological theme of intrinsic motivation. For more information about the event and speakers, click here.

On May 13 2019, Elcin Hanci and Iris Loosman presented some first results from their project Quantified Researchers at the Quantified Self NL Meetup in Eindhoven. For more information about the project, click here. For more information about the event, click here.

On April 10 2019, Elcin Hanci presented her paper entitled “Are Self-Trackers Social Actors? The Role of Self-Tracking on Self-Evaluation” at the 14th edition of the Persuasive Technology conference, in Limassol, Cyprus.

On March 27 2019, Dr. Lily Frank was invited to give her talk “Behaviour Change Technologies and the Moralization of Unhealthy Behaviours” as part of the workshop ‘How moralization and polarization affect collective action’ at the University of Groningen.

On February 7 2019, Iris Loosman gave a talk entitled “Rethinking Consent in mHealth” at the DigitAs conference ‘Aging between Participation and Simulation – Ethical Dimensions of Socially Assistive Technologies’, at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.

On 10-11 November 2017, Dr. Philip J. Nickel and Dr. Lily Frank presented their paper, “Is electronic coaching (softly) paternalistic?” at the annual conference of the Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW).  The paper explores whether electronic coaching can be considered paternalistic in a way that raises serious ethical problems.

At the same conference, together with Anthonie Meijers and Iris Loosman, Philip Nickel and Lily Frank have also presented a poster on part of the NWO-MVI project. The poster is titled “Rethinking trust and consent in mobile behavior change support systems” and can be found under the “News” header on the homepage.

On October 16 2017, Dr. Philip J. Nickel gave an invited talk entitled “The epistemic interests of data donors, beyond consent” at the workshop “The Ethics of Data Donation: Opportunities and Challenges,” hosted by the Oxford Internet Institute.  The paper argues that there are some basic uncertainties involved in biomedical data donation, and that these can create distrust in potential donors unless there are clear data governance principles.

On Monday the 25th of September 2017 the valorisation panel and research team met and kicked-off the program. This meeting was followed by the research meet ‘Fitter, happier, more productive? The Science and Technology of Behavior Change’, organized by the Center for Humans & Technology.