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Digital Pills are a drug-device technology that permit to combine traditional medications with a monitoring system that automatically records data about medication adherence and patients’ physiological data. They are a promising innovation in digital medicine, however their use has raised a number of ethical concerns. In this paper, we outline some of the main Digital Pills technologies and explore key ethical challenges surrounding their use. In this paper, we introduce educational materials we have developed that provide an insight into the technologies and ethical aspects that underpin Digital Pills.
Damian Gordon, J. Paul Gibson, Yael Jacob, Ioannis Stavrakakis, Dympna O Sullivan. The Future of Medicine is Digital: Developing Educational Materials to Explore the Ethics of Digital Pills. MedInfo 2021, Proceedings of the 18th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Online October 2, 2021 – October 4, 2021, DOI: 10.21427/D0X4-EQ69