Conference Proceedings

Caregivers Perspectives on Privacy in Aged Care Monitoring Devices

S Alkhatib, J Waycott, G Buchanan, M Grobler, S Wang

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics | Published : 2021

Abstract

As people move into advanced old age, they may experience cognitive impairments and frailty, making it difficult for them to live without support from others. Caregivers might decide to use aged care monitoring devices (ACMDs) to support older adults under their care. However, these devices raise privacy concerns as they collect and share sensitive data from the older adult's private life in order to provide monitoring capabilities. This study involved interviewing formal and informal caregivers who used/may use ACMDs to investigate their views on privacy. The study found that although caregivers consider protecting older adults' privacy important, they may overlook privacy in order to gain ..

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