Reflections on RRI in “TAS for Health at Home”

Elsevier, Journal of Responsible Technology, Volume 12, 2022, 100049
Nils Jäger, Liz Dowthwaite, Pepita Barnard, Ann-Marie Hughes, Roshan das Nair, David Crepaz-Keay, Sue Cobb, Alexandra Lang, Farid Vayani, Steve Benford

We reflect on our experiences using Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the project “TAS for Health at Home”. Driven by a multi-disciplinary research team that consisted of experts in mental health, stroke rehabilitation, management of multiple sclerosis, human factors, human-computer interaction, privacy, cybersecurity, architecture, and Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) groups, the project aimed at eliciting user perceptions of autonomous systems supporting healthcare regimes at home. We discuss the home as a unique place to consider RRI approaches and reflect on the actual process of carrying out RRI within the project, including the multi-disciplinarity of the project, our engagement with PPI groups, and how we involved the wider community concerned with Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS). We conclude by summarising our reflections and providing a first step towards RRI-based guidelines for developing healthcare technology for the home.