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Unique ethical, privacy and safety implications arise for people who are reliant on home-based smart technology due to health conditions or disabilities. As a result we need to carefully reflect on our approaches to ethical issues over the life cycle of smart home technology design and the wider living context for end users and relevant stakeholders. In this position paper we highlight a need for a reflective, inclusive ethical framework for the design of inclusive smart spaces. We present key ethical considerations in the design, development and deployment of smart home-based technology for older adults and people with disabilities. We propose a novel ethical framework for the development of inclusive home-based smart technology which combines these key considerations with existing models of design.
Emma Murphy, Damian Gordon, Julie Doyle, Dympna O Sullivan. Towards an ethical framework for the design and development of inclusive home-based smart technology for smart spaces for older adults and people with disabilities. Proceedings of HealthInf 2022, 15th International Conference on Health Informatics. Online, February 2022, DOI: 10.21427/HHS7-QW49