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Ethical, Legal and Societal Issues of Research and Innovation in NESTORE

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Ageing population is growing faster in the European Union. Information and Communication Technologies can provide solutions for Active Ageing. NESTORE will develop an innovative, multi-dimensional, personalized coaching system to support healthy ageing by generating and sustaining motivation to take care of health and by suggesting healthy nutrition and personalized physical and mental coach, as well as social interaction, to prevent decline and preserve wellbeing. The chapter analyses the ethical, legal and societal issues (ELSi) of the research and innovation processes in NESTORE project. First, the work will study some of the prominent ethical issues posed by NESTORE and how to assure autonomy and informed consent. Second the work focuses on the personal data treatments and how to assure privacy and confidentiality according to the General Data Protection Regulation. Finally, it includes the Responsible Research and Innovation approach for this particular project. The main goal is to provide practical information on how to implement the NESTORE ELSi that could be useful for future projects based on the convergence of technologies and decisions data driven oriented to foster research and innovation in ageing and wellbeing.

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De Lecuona, I. (2021). Ethical, Legal and Societal Issues of Research and Innovation in NESTORE. In: Andreoni, G., Mambretti, C. (eds) Digital Health Technology for Better Aging. Research for Development. Springer, Cham.

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