Dr. med. Philipp Kellmeyer is a board-certified neurologist at the University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany. He currently works as a clinical neuroscientist on a project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for using a wireless, intracranial EEG based brain-computer interface to restore communication in severely paralyzed neurological patients. He is also a scientific member of the Cluster of Excellence ("Exzellenzcluster") BrainLinks-BrainTools, an interdisciplinary research consortium on neurotechnological research at the University of Freiburg, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
In his neuroethical work he is particularly interested in the ethical challenges of emerging neurotechnologies, applications of machine learning in clinical neuroscience, as well as ethics issues in disorders of consciousness and neurodegenerative diseases. He is a member of the Response Action Task Force of the International Neuroethics Society and the Advisory Committee of the Neuroethics Network.
Kellmeyer P, Cochrane T, Müller O, Mitchell C, Ball T, Fins JJ, Biller-Andorno N. The Effects of Closed-Loop Medical Devices on the Autonomy and Accountability of Persons and Systems. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2016 Oct;25(4):623-33. doi: 10.1017/S0963180116000359.
"Ethical Challenges of Brain-Computer Interfaces", talk at the Neuroethics Seminar Series, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; December 2015.
Recent scientific outreach & communication
Blog post on the Practical Ethics blog (University of Oxford, UK):
"Mind the accountability gap: On the ethics of shared autonomy between humans and intelligent medical devices", October 7th 2016.