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dr. N. Jacobs (Naomi)

Assistant Professor

Expertise

Business & Economics
Health Technology
Well-Being
Social Sciences
Ethical Concerns
Expert
Health
Theory-Practice
Vulnerability
Arts & Humanities
Vulnerability

Research

I work as an assistant professor in bioethics with a strong focus on new medical technologies at the philosophy department of the University of Twente.

My research takes place at the intersection of bioethics and ethics of technology. Working with Capability Sensitive Design and Value Sensitive Design, I explore how ethics can be implemented into the design of emerging data-driven health technologies. I'm especially interested in the ethical significance of vulnerability for the design of new health technologies. I am interested, for instance, in how eHealth applications aim to help people achieve better health but instead often exacerbate people‚Äôs vulnerabilities or even create new vulnerabilities. I explore how philosophical insights on the moral significance of vulnerability and (epistemic) justice can be translated to the concrete and technical domain of design with the help of Value Sensitive Design and Capability Sensitive Design.

Academic Publications:

- Jacobs, N. and Evers, J. (2023). Ethical Perspectives on Femtech: Moving from Concerns to Capability-Sensitive Designs. Bioethics. online first: https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.13148

- Jacobs, N., Lanzing, M., Stevens, M. (2023). Thinking About Technology: An Introduction to Philosophy of Technology. In: Second Thoughts. First Introductions to Philosophy. (ed.) Engelen, B. and Sie, M. Open Press Tilburg University.

- Jacobs, N. (2021). Values and Capabilities: Ethics by Design for Vulnerable People. Eindhoven University of Technology: PhD Dissertation in Simon Stevin Series.

- Jacobs, N. and IJsselsteijn, W. (2021). Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap: Design-Experts on Capability Sensitive Design. International Journal of Technoethics. Vol.12. No.2. pp.1-16.

- Jacobs, N. (2019). Two Ethical Concerns About the Use of Persuasive Technology for Vulnerable People. Bioethics. Vol. 34. No. 5. 519-526.

- Jacobs, N. (2020). Capability Sensitive Design for Health and Wellbeing Technologies. Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics. Vol. 26. No.6. 3363-3391.

- Jacobs, N. and Huldtgren, A. (2018). Why Value Sensitive Design Needs Ethical Commitments. Journal of Ethics and Information Technology. Vol.23. No.1. pp.23-26.

Professional/ Public Publications:

- Jacobs, N. (2023). Disruptie: De Kunstmatige Baarmoeder en het Idee van (Goed) Moeder- en Ouderschap. Wijsgerig Perspectief. Vol.63. No.1.


- Jacobs, N. (2021). Capability Sensitive Design: Ethisch Technologie-ontwerp voor Gezondheid en Welzijn. Podium voor Bio-ethiek. Vol.28. No.4. 35-38.

- Jacobs, N. and Evers, J. (2019). De Kwetsbaarheid van Femtech. Podium voor Bio-Ethiek. Vol. 26. No. 4. 13-15.

- Jacobs, N. (2019). Een Museum voor het Ongeluk. In: Mobiliteit Ontmoet Filosofie. Uitgave van Kennisplatform CROW en Rijkswaterstaat Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat.

- Jacobs, N. (2018). Boven op de Toverberg. In: Onszelf voorbij, kijken naar wat we liever niet zien. (Ed. Doeland, L., Jacobs, N. en de Mul, E.). Amsterdam: Uitgeverij de Arbeiderspers.

- Jacobs, N. (2017). Viering van het Vreemde. In: Ruimte voor een Stad in Balans: Essays over Rotterdam. Uitgave van Gemeente Rotterdam.

- Jacobs, N. (2015). Mixofobie en de Stad. In: Filosofen Agenderen de Stad. Uitgave van Platform 31 en het Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken.


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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands