To Track or Not to Track: User Reactions to Concepts in Longitudinal Health Monitoring

Jennifer Beaudin, Stephen Intille, M.E. Morris


Advances in ubiquitous computing, smart homes, and sensor technologies enable novel, longitudinal health monitoring applications in the home. Many home monitoring technologies have been proposed to detect health crises, support aging-in-place, and improve medical care. Health professionals and potential end users in the lay public, however, sometimes question whether home health monitoring is justified given the cost and potential invasion of privacy.

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