Pervasive healthcare

Little, Linda and Briggs, Pamela (2009) Pervasive healthcare. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on PErvsive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments - PETRA '09. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-60558-409-6

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The pervasive vision of future technologies raises important questions on how people, especially the elderly, will be able to use, trust and maintain privacy. To begin to address such issues, we conducted focus group sessions with elderly participants aged from 65 to 89 years. The groups were shown three Videotaped Activity Scenarios [5] depicting pervasive or ubiquitous computing applications in three contexts: health, commerce and e-voting. The resultant data was coded in terms of stakeholder, user and system issues. The data is discussed here from the user perspective -- specifically in terms of concerns about trust and privacy.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: privacy, public health, elder care
Subjects: B800 Medical Technology
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 13:27
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 10:48

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