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Nora Weinberger     Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Nora Weinberger published an article in January 2018.
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Torsten Fleischer

27 shared publications

Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)

Jens Schippl

25 shared publications

Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Michael Decker

15 shared publications

Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

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Distribution of Articles published per year 
(2009 - 2018)
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Assistant without Master? Some Conceptual Implications of Assistive Robotics in Health Care Bettina-Johanna Krings, Nora Weinberger Published: 18 January 2018
Technologies, doi: 10.3390/technologies6010013
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The subject of “technical assistants” in inpatient care is currently being widely discussed in scientific and public circles. In many cases, though, it has become apparent that the umbrella term “assistive technologies”, also in the context of robotics, is very contrived. Against this background, the authors of this article reflect on the meaning of “assistance” in socio-technical systems, and critically review its relevance. To understand and demonstrate “assistive” functions, it is essential to establish a frame of reference. The re-evaluation of an empirical study of people with dementia in inpatient care has revealed the functional character of technical assistance systems. The results, however, show that the theoretical debate on the social and organisational function of “assistance” in these technical fields is still lacking. Therefore, the reflections in this paper may also provide some starting points for this debate.
Article 0 Reads 6 Citations Imagined technology futures in demand-oriented technology assessment Michael Decker, Nora Weinberger, Bettina-Johanna Krings, Joh... Published: 04 May 2017
Journal of Responsible Innovation, doi: 10.1080/23299460.2017.1360720
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Anticipation of the future use of innovative technologies and of their respective societal impact is at the core of technology assessment and responsible research and innovation. Stakeholder and user involvement is often thought to be important for broadening the design and specification of technology before its use; meanwhile, demand analysis is typically used to determine which type of already developed technology is best suited to adequately meet a particular societal demand. Thus, we ask whether the process of demand analysis can be used to enable stakeholders and users to envision and assess future technologies. This question will be answered regarding assistive technologies for people with dementia by focusing on the respective care-giving arrangement, an area where up to now no or only low-level technologies have been in use. The demands of these people for support are typically expressed in nontechnical terms. We find that the involvement of technology developers helped these participants to begin imagining more specific potential technical solutions and to assess them with respect to their future desirability.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Enabling a Mobile and Independent Way of Life for People with Dementia – Needsoriented Technology Development Nora Weinberger, Bettina-Johanna Krings, Michael Decker Published: 31 December 2016
Ageing and Technology, doi: 10.14361/9783839429570-009
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Article 4 Reads 1 Citation A new monitoring process of future topics for innovation and technological analysis: informing Germanys’ innovation poli... Nora Weinberger, Michael Decker, Torsten Fleischer, Jens Sch... Published: 01 October 2013
European Journal of Futures Research, doi: 10.1007/s40309-013-0023-4
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Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Foresight on environmental technologies: options for the prioritisation of future research funding – lessons learned fro... Nora Weinberger, Juliane Jörissen, Jens Schippl Published: 01 May 2012
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2011.12.038
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Deutschlands Umweltindustrie fit machen für die Zukunft Juliane Jörissen, Jens Schippl, Nora Weinberger Published: 01 September 2009
Ökologisches Wirtschaften - Fachzeitschrift, doi: 10.14512/oew.v24i3.641
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