Tackling global health challenges with telemedicine

The development of a telemedical diabetes monitoring system as a learn-ing case for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT

  • Karsten Bolz Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Keywords: societal challenges, stakeholder engagement, rri, telemedicine, diabetes, health, ict, case study

Abstract

This case study showcases the development of the telemedical diabetes monitoring system GlucoTelâ„¢ as a learning case for RRI in ICT. It therefore links the activities along the development process with RRI aspects, such as stakeholder engagement or open access. By taking a business perspective, the study shows that the integration of RRI principles into company processes not only benefits patients, caregivers and other users but can also have benefits for the company, such as competitive advantage. In addition, the case study takes a global perspective and outlines the potential of telemedicine for coping with the global societal challenge of diabetes and secondary diseases which are a major health care problem worldwide.

Published
2018-03-30
How to Cite
Bolz, K. (2018). Tackling global health challenges with telemedicine. ORBIT Journal, 1(3). https://doi.org/10.29297/orbit.v1i3.65