Ethics of the Use of Wearables for Early COVID Detection

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Coronavirus Conversation: Ethics of the Use of Wearables for Early COVID Detection. August 20



Drs. Jessilyn Dunn and Nita Farahany


Wearable technology provides us with a rich data set that can enhance our understanding of and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the use of this data must come with ethical guard rails, which are easy to rush past in the attempt to tame the pandemic.

Join Duke+ DataScience, Duke Science & Society, and a panel of technical and ethical experts to discuss the ethics of using data generated by wearable technology to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Coronavirus Conversation accompanies a technical webinar on COVID+DS: The opportunity for wearables for early COVID detection.

Panelists :

Dr. Jessilyn Dunn, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics


Dr. Nita Farahany, J.D., Ph.D., Duke University; Director, Duke Initiative For Science & Society; Professor of Law and Philosophy, Duke University