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Hosted by Dr. Tina Buck

Ethics Involved with Democratization of Bio/Neuro-Technology

Tuesday, December 5th  12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (AZ/MST)


The field of bio/neuro-technology consumer devices is rapidly expanding. There are estimates that by 2026, internationally, consumers will spend $21 billion on these devices and that the current market value of the 300,000 existing mobile health apps exceeds $100 billion.

Not only are people with head injuries vulnerable to predatory marketing of these devices but are vulnerable to personal data gathering by companies and agencies using artificial intelligence (AI). Although these devices are designed for general household use, there are ethical considerations regarding training and oversight of their appropriate use by consumers. The presenter will review trends and ethical considerations regarding the bio/neuro-technology consumer device industry as it relates to democratization and AI access to data generated.


  • To provide a broad overview of bio/neuro-technology as it applies to the consumer market.
  • To discuss potential advantages and disadvantages of bio/neuro-technology use in the general public.
  • To review the potential benefits and harmful use of bio/neuro-technology data with AI.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify 3 bio/neuro-technology consumer devices that can be used for people with brain injuries.
  • Compare and contrast the potential advantages and disadvantages for use of consumer devices.
  • Explain the potential benefits and harmful effects of AI access to bio/neuro-data gathered through the consumer device industry.
  • Describe the ethical concerns associated with AI in relation to personal bio/neuro data access.


Maurice Nsambinmana

About Maurice Nsabimana, MS

Maurice Nsabimana, MS is an applied technologist, conscious inner engineer, meditator, and data nerd. His research interests lie at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, meditation, and other fields of inquiry that have increased the scientific understanding of the mechanisms behind human experiences like peace, compassion, embodiment, love, and our sense of who and what we are, and in the development of new, practical methods and technologies that can unlock human potential in a way that serves all.

He works as a Statistician focusing on international comparisons, national accounts, and statistical capacity-building in the World Bank’s Development Data Group. Nsabimana has previously worked in the private sector, civil society, and at a think-tank. Nsabimana holds an M.A. in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium.

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