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Do-It-Yourself Medical Devices: Exploring Their Potential Futures Through Design Fiction

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Publication date25/06/2018
Host publicationProceedings of the Design Research Society Conference 2018
EditorsCristiano Storni, Keelin Leahy, Muireann McMahon, Peter Lloyd, Erik Bohemia
Place of PublicationLimerick
PublisherDesign Research Society
Pages2511-2523
Number of pages13
Volume6
ISBN (Electronic)9781912294213
Original languageEnglish
EventDesign Research Society Conference 2018 - University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 25/06/201828/06/2018
http://www.drs2018limerick.org

Conference

ConferenceDesign Research Society Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleDRS 2018
CountryIreland
CityLimerick
Period25/06/1828/06/18
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Publication series

NameDesign Research Society Conference Proceedings 2018
Publisher Design Research Society
Volume6
ISSN (Print)2398-3132

Conference

ConferenceDesign Research Society Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleDRS 2018
CountryIreland
CityLimerick
Period25/06/1828/06/18
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Abstract

With ever increasing demands on healthcare around the world, ensuring adequate provision for patients is becoming more and more challenging. In this paper, we focus on future healthcare provision, specifically looking at how Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Medical Devices might become widely adopted. Our motivation is to move beyond current debates, which tend to focus on technological capabilities, and instead consider the implications of those technologies for future policy and regulation. Discussions around the future are often challenging, as people find it difficult to
envisage how disruptive technologies make futures that stand apart from their current and previous experiences. To facilitate these discussions, we use Design Fiction to speculate about a multi-purpose DIY Medical Device which can support various medical conditions. Using Design Fiction in this way allows us to concretize and explore a future world in which DIY Medical Devices exist, and thus enable meaningful discussions around the social and ethical implications of such DIY medical cultures.