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Brainjacking in deep brain stimulation and autonomy

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'Brainjacking’ refers to the exercise of unauthorized control of another’s electronic brain implant. Whilst the possibility of hacking a Brain–Computer Interface (BCI) has already been proven in both experimental and real-life settings, there is reason to believe that it will soon be possible to interfere with the software settings of the Implanted Pulse Generators (IPGs) that play a central role in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) systems. Whilst brainjacking raises ethical concerns pertaining t...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s10676-018-9466-4

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University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities
Department:
Philosophy
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities
Department:
Philosophy
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities
Department:
Philosophy
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Pugh, J
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Savulescu, Julian
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Ethics and Information Technology Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
3
Pages:
219–232
Publication date:
2018-07-30
Acceptance date:
2018-07-03
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EISSN:
1572-8439
ISSN:
1388-1957
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pubs:865256
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uri:f48b48ab-6e7f-4c53-83d1-11294fb5b4a2
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