Fixing the Future: the Right to Repair and Equal-IoT

Internet of Things (IoT) products are becoming the default, with wireless connectivity and automation bundled into mundane household items, such as TVs, energy meters, toys and phones. Whilst the IoT can still be a consumer choice now, its growth means we may see it imposed upon us more in the future.

The Right to Repair and Equal-IoT project will draw together expertise in human computer interaction, design research, technology, law, ethics, and digital humanities to investigate how to build more equitable IoT devices that enable inclusive participation in the digital economy.

This 2 year project is funded by the EPSRC and led by the University of Edinburgh, partnered by the University of Nottingham and Lancaster University.

Start Date 1/5/2022 – 30/4/2024

University of Nottingham Press Release

University of Edinburgh Press Release

Lancaster University Press Release