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Digital Salon: App’s Anatomy

03.01.2018, Berlin | For information on possible side effects, please consult your doctor or your smartphone: The market offers more and more health apps: analyzing our blood sugar level, tracking the menstrual cycle, offering aid to asthma patients. They help you find a doctor nearby or provide information about drugs. Chronically ill patients especially benefit from the “doctor in the smartphone.” The user data can be harnessed for comprehensive analyses; they can even trigger an alarm in case of an emergency. Are general practitioners becoming obsolete? Do digital tools turn us into hypochondriacs? How do patients deal with the new sources of information? What data should we share? And how can we guarantee medical quality and data privacy? These and other questions will be addressed by a Digital Salon entitled “App’s Anatomy,” which will be held at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society on January 31, at 7 p.m.


As part of a monthly discussion series, the “Digital Salon,” the invited guests grapple with questions of our digitally connected world. They look at Internet phenomena, discuss the pros and cons of technological changes, and provide food for thought. The Digital Salon is a collaboration of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and Kooperative Berlin.

With the support of the Ernst Schering Foundation, the HIIG organizes a total of four special programs on the topic of “Human Health in the Digital Age.” Digitization affects every area of life, including health: personalized medicine through genetic testing, customized medical prostheses from the 3D printer, and nursing robots are only three examples. The HIIG’s Digital Salon aims to discuss and critically evaluate these developments and their ethical and social implications.

Digital Salon: App’s Anatomy

January 31, 2018, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Französische Str. 9 | 10117 Berlin

Entrance free | No registration necessary

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Video: The program can later be viewed on the YouTube channel of the HIIG.

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Photos: Digital Salon | top (c) HIIG | buttom (c) Mathias Völzke

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Founded in 2002 by Schering AG, Berlin, the independent and non-profit Ernst Schering Foundation aims to promote science and art ...