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Ethics and acceptance of smart homes for older adults

Pireh Pirzada, Adriana Wilde, Gayle Helane Doherty, David Harris-Birtill
2021 Informatics for Health and Social Care  
This review discusses the ethical and acceptability challenges resulting in low adoption of health technologies specifically focused on smart homes for older adults.  ...  include various sensors/devices to architect a smart home solution in a way that is easy to integrate in daily life, and (3) define policies about data ownership.  ...  For example, there is some debate around difference in perception about smart home technology between genders.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17538157.2021.1923500 pmid:34240661 fatcat:qvg72ryjjbdvvasdekwwzw4x4a

Arcades: A deep model for adaptive decision making in voice controlled smart-home

Alexis Brenon, François Portet, Michel Vacher
2018 Pervasive and Mobile Computing  
This system is robust to changes in the environment (sensor breakdown or addition) through its graphical representation (scale well) and the reinforcement mechanism (adapt well).  ...  In a voice-controlled smart-home, a controller must respond not only to user's requests but also according to the interaction context.  ...  Discussion The results of the experiments of a reinforcement learning method with a deep model for automatic adaptive decision-making in smart-homes show promises.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pmcj.2018.06.011 fatcat:hoizn4ncf5byfa3fz2f57mvuau

RFID Systems in Healthcare Settings and Activity of Daily Living in Smart Homes: A Review

Belal Alsinglawi, Quang Vinh Nguyen, Upul Gunawardana, Anthony Maeder, Simeon Simoff
2017 E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks  
We also compare RFID-based solutions in healthcare and distinguish challenges of smart home technologies in indoor environment.  ...  We also discuss research challenges related to Activity in Daily Living (ADL) in smart homes for wellbeing.  ...  The tags are widely adapted in many applications such as when applied to objects (cups, a kettle or furniture) in Smart homes [5] .  ... 
doi:10.4236/etsn.2017.61001 fatcat:elwpfjafrnhgfgiaml5d2fux2m

Integrating the Smart Home into the Digital Calendar

Sarah Mennicken, David Kim, Elaine May Huang
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '16  
In order to investigate the concept and evaluate our goals to facilitate the understanding of smart home data, we created a prototype that we installed in two commercial smart homes for a month.  ...  In order to investigate the concept and evaluate our goals to facilitate the understanding of smart home data, we created a prototype that we installed in two commercial smart homes for a month.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to express our gratitude to the families that participated in our study for their time, patience, and understanding.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2858036.2858168 dblp:conf/chi/MennickenKH16 fatcat:gs7dbg7o6zdgxe4jbwf7owc4ta

Ubiquitous robotics for knowledge-based auto-configuration system within smart home environment

Mustafa Al-Khawaldeh, Ibrahim Al-Naimi, Xi Chen, Philip Moore
2016 2016 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS)  
of the distance.  ...  They have inculcated in me a love of pursuing higher studies. To the soul of my sister Mariam, who dreamt of seeing me being awarded my doctorate.  ...  automatic configuration generated by the Sobot is necessary to ease the whole configuration process in the smart home environment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iacs.2016.7476100 fatcat:cgw6w665y5cu7jiessgpmw5ita

Technological Services in Shared Housing: Needs Elicitation Method from Home to Living Lab

P. Rumeau, N. Vigouroux, E. Campo, E. Bougeois, F. Vella, A. Van Den Bossche, T. Val, J. Ancilotto
2020 IRBM  
This result was confronted to the demands of the assistants, collected through interviews. A usage scenario was developed in a smart home (Maison Intelligente de Blagnac).  ...  This was followed by semi-structured interviews about their sensed needs, and a focus group, with 5 of the 6 cotenants, in order to gain an initial consensus about needs.  ...  smart home and cooperating with us for an optimal collection of data.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.irbm.2020.06.013 fatcat:ai2r6bkuhvhkbegitdawvcvpou

Privacy Preserving Threat Hunting in Smart Home Environments [article]

Ahmed M. Elmisery, Mirela Sertovic
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The digital evidence in such environments can be found inside the records of logfiles that store the historical events occurred inside the smart home.  ...  Furthermore, a scenario was proposed to depict a proactive threat Intelligence sharing for the detection of potential threats in smart home environments with some experimental results.  ...  halting the functions of a smart home environment.  ... 
arXiv:1911.02174v2 fatcat:2grsweagprhyhek5s5sqngabma

Design and Implementation of a Smart Home in a Box to Monitor the Wellbeing of Residents With Dementia in Care Homes

Matias Garcia-Constantino, Claire Orr, Jonathan Synnott, Colin Shewell, Andrew Ennis, Ian Cleland, Chris Nugent, Joseph Rafferty, Gareth Morrison, Leona Larkham, Sharon McIlroy, Andrea Selby
2021 Frontiers in Digital Health  
The objective of this study was to investigate the challenges with the design and deployment of a Smart Home In a Box (SHIB) approach to monitoring PwD wellbeing within a care home.  ...  The SHIB was evaluated via installation in the rooms of PwD with varying degrees of dementia at Kirk House Care Home in Belfast.  ...  (v) Medicalization of the home environment: relates to a major focus of health within the Smart Home environment.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fdgth.2021.798889 pmid:34993504 pmcid:PMC8724212 fatcat:iejhyqw2fnaghm32j2ggx2dlam

"I Want It That Way": Exploring Users' Customization and Personalization Preferences for Home Assistants

Nima Zargham, Dmitry Alexandrovsky, Jan Erich, Nina Wenig, Rainer Malaka
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts  
With the technological advancements, these systems are becoming more adaptable to the users' needs and can better imitate a human personality.  ...  Furthermore, we discuss users' customization and personalization preferences for a home assistant, which could be considered when designing the future generation of home assistants.  ...  Foundation DFG as part of Collaborative Research Center (Sonderforschungsbereich) 1320 "EASE -Everyday Activity Science and Engineering", University of Bremen (http://www.ease-crc.org/) conducted in subproject  ... 
doi:10.1145/3491101.3519843 fatcat:whmngvwf6rcxfbcpmkzlpb525i

Assessing Users' Privacy and Security Concerns of Smart Home Technologies

Verena Zimmermann, Paul Gerber, Karola Marky, Leon Böck, Florian Kirchbuchner
2019 I-COM: A Journal of Interactive and Cooperative Media  
The paper concludes with recommendations for addressing user concerns and for supporting developers in designing user-centered Smart Home technologies.  ...  Smart Home technologies have the potential to increase the quality of life, home security and facilitate elderly care.  ...  Acknowledgment: The authors would further like to  ... 
doi:10.1515/icom-2019-0015 fatcat:ytnaqwzmijenljnn4oxwabv6hu

Safely and Actively Aging in Place: Older Adults' Attitudes and Intentions Toward Smart Home Technologies

Elif Tural, Danni Lu, D. Austin Cole
2021 Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine  
As smart technology use is growing in residential environments, research on how such technologies can provide opportunities for safely and actively aging in place by integrating physical activity into  ...  The focus was on four representative technologies: smart lighting, smart door locks, smart fire prevention devices, and smart home systems/home automation.  ...  Beyond the need to modify and adapt homes of the growing senior population for basic safety reasons, such as preventing falls, residential environments could also promote active and independent living  ... 
doi:10.1177/23337214211017340 pmid:34095352 pmcid:PMC8142240 fatcat:x3u6r4bxvjg3np3xsbgy6kidaq

Homes as machines: Exploring expert and public imaginaries of low carbon housing futures in the United Kingdom

C. Cherry, C. Hopfe, B. MacGillivray, N. Pidgeon
2017 Energy Research & Social Science  
Two competing expert visions of low carbon housing were identified: Passivhaus and Smart Homes.  ...  The concept of a zero carbon house rose to prominence around 2006 with the Code for Sustainable Homes and Zero Carbon Homes Target, both advocating sustainable, carbon neutral housing that is highly energy  ...  Given the nature of the data collected, the data supporting this paper cannot be made available. This is because, at the time of collection, participant consent to archive the data was not obtained.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.011 fatcat:vd7npwxi5nddtcmmcrzcmif6cm

Smart Home Personal Assistants: A Security and Privacy Review [article]

Jide S. Edu and Jose M. Such and Guillermo Suarez-Tangil
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Smart Home Personal Assistants (SPA) are an emerging innovation that is changing the way in which home users interact with the technology.  ...  This paper presents an in-depth review of the security and privacy issues in SPA, categorizing the most important attack vectors and their countermeasures.  ...  and Google Home), the SPA could automatically negotiate those permissions with the third-party skills.  ... 
arXiv:1903.05593v3 fatcat:bu7j5fb23jg6vife5bnc7nccai

European smart home market development: Public views on technical and economic aspects across the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy

Nazmiye Balta-Ozkan, Benjamin Boteler, Oscar Amerighi
2014 Energy Research & Social Science  
The aim of this paper is to illustrate differences and similarities in technical and economic drivers and barriers to smart home market development in three European countries characterized by different  ...  will the benefits of smart homes become clear to the consumer.  ...  Acknowledgements The study presented here is funded by E.ON SE as part of The International Research Initiative 2012, titled 'Consumer preferences for smart homes: a comparative study between the United  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.erss.2014.07.007 fatcat:imxlqfwnwvee5i75wh5sjl676q

The networked home as a user-centric multimedia system

Ankur Mani, Hari Sundaram, David Birchfield, Gang Qian
2004 Proceedings of the 2004 ACM workshop on Next-generation residential broadband challenges - NRBC '04  
We envision an augmented user-context adaptive home that enables the user to rest, reflect, interact and communicate everyday experiences through multimedia.  ...  We need new mechanisms for networked creation and consumption of media, as well as new interaction paradigms that will allow us to utilize the full potential of the networked, multimedia environment.  ...  There has been prior work in semi-automatic image annotation using relevance feedback [32, 97] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/1026763.1026768 fatcat:27guh5r75vgkzbd2xxhrov4f64
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