Ambient technology: Reconsidering informed consent

Penny Duquenoy, Oliver Burmeister

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New forms of ambient technology are emerging. Human computer interaction continues, but with an at time invisible interface. Agents monitor seniors in their homes to ensure medical doses are taken in timely and correct fashion. Testing the usability of such technology raises numerous ethical concerns, particularly to do with enabling participants in such testing make informed decisions. Current principles of informed consent, as used in the human computer interaction profession, may be inadequate to the task ahead.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAiCE 2008 5th Conference proceedings
EditorsMatthew Warren
Place of PublicationBurwood, Vic
PublisherDeakin University
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781741561005
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAustralian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference - Deakin University Burwood Campus, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Feb 200811 Feb 2008 (proceedings)


ConferenceAustralian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference
Abbreviated titleThe current / future impact that Computer Ethics will have upon Australia and beyond
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