Take Two Aspirin and Call ... Yourself : The Technology and Ethics of Self Diagnosis

TitleTake Two Aspirin and Call ... Yourself : The Technology and Ethics of Self Diagnosis
Publication TypePodcast
AuthorsStrayton, J, Ellington, A
Corporate AuthorsKUT.ORG,
PublisherKUT.ORG
Year of Publication2013
Date Published06/2014
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractImagine this scenario: your throat aches; you're sneezing; and you feel chilly and fatigued. A cold? Maybe. The flu? Possibly. You sneeze into a specially formulated tissue, and the resulting color transformation in the tissue gives you your answer. UT-Austin Biochemistry Professor Dr. Andrew Ellington says we're not too far away from that scenario. That and other technology either already exist (think home pregnancy test) or are in development (think chewable diagnostic - chew on a piece of gum, plug it into your cell phone, and viola- test results). But just because we can self-diagnose illness, does that mean we should? KUT's Jennifer Stayton talks with Dr. Ellington about the technology and ethics of self diagnosis.
KeywordsBIOETHICS , biomedical engineering , COMPUTER science , Emerging Technologies , ENGINEERING , MEDICINE
URLhttp://kut.org/post/take-two-aspirin-and-call-yourself-technology-and-ethics-self-diagnosis
Home Web Sitehttp://kut.org/
OEC Unique Identifier17 min.
Citation Key9386
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