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Ethical Concerns and Perceptions of Consumer Neurotechnology from Lived Experiences of Mental Workload Tracking

Midha, Serena; Wilson, Max L.; Sharples, Sarah

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Serena Midha



Abstract

With rapid growth in the development of consumer neurotechnology, it is imperative to consider the ethical implications that this might have in order to minimise consumer harm. Whilst ethical and legal guidelines for commercialisation have previously been suggested, we aimed to further this discussion by investigating the ethical concerns held by potential end users of consumer neurotechnology. 19 participants who had previously experienced mental workload tracking in their daily lives were interviewed about their ethical concerns and perceptions of this type of future neurotechnology. An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) approach identified three superordinate themes. These related to concerns surrounding privacy, data validity and misinterpretation, and personal identity. The findings provide further validation for previous research and highlight further ethical considerations that should be factored into the commercialisation of neurotechnology.

Citation

Midha, S., Wilson, M. L., & Sharples, S. (2022). Ethical Concerns and Perceptions of Consumer Neurotechnology from Lived Experiences of Mental Workload Tracking. In FAccT '22: 2022 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (564-573). https://doi.org/10.1145/3531146.3533119

Conference Name FAccT '22: 2022 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency
Conference Location Seoul Republic of Korea
Start Date Jun 21, 2022
End Date Jun 24, 2022
Acceptance Date Apr 7, 2022
Online Publication Date Jun 20, 2022
Publication Date Jun 20, 2022
Deposit Date May 3, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jun 20, 2022
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages 564-573
Book Title FAccT '22: 2022 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency
ISBN 9781450393522
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/3531146.3533119
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/7950490
Publisher URL https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3531146.3533119
Related Public URLs https://facctconference.org/2022/

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