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How Can We Trust in IoT? The Role of Engineers in Ensuring Trust in the Clinical IoT Ecosystem

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Engineers play an important role in ensuring the trustworthiness of the clinical enterprise and in the ecosystem of clinical IoT development and implementation. This chapter considers (1) what trust is and why it matters; (2) ethical frameworks that can be used to evaluate one’s own work and professional development; (3) key use cases in trust, ethics, and engineering; and (4) leadership. We outline several frameworks for engineers to think about what trust means, how it applies to their work, and how ethics plays a role in the scope and impact of their work. We encourage engineers to consider how they can engage the wider ecosystem necessary for the effective development of trustworthy clinical IoT—including engagement with management, clinicians, and patients.


  • Trust
  • Ethics
  • Professionalism
  • Ecosystem
  • Quality
  • Evidence
  • Reliability
  • Principles
  • Systems
  • Leadership
  • Policy
  • Clinical IoT

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Platt, J., Douville, S., Mongoven, A. (2022). How Can We Trust in IoT? The Role of Engineers in Ensuring Trust in the Clinical IoT Ecosystem. In: Hudson, F.D. (eds) Women Securing the Future with TIPPSS for Connected Healthcare. Women in Engineering and Science. Springer, Cham.

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