dr. N. Jacobs (Naomi)

Assistant Professor


Business & Economics
Health Technology
Social Sciences
Ethical Concerns
Arts & Humanities


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



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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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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