Type

Journal Article

Authors

Bert Gordijn
Donal O'Mathuna
Fiachra O'Brolchain
Tim Jacquemard
Kate Irving
Cynthia Chen
Alan F. Smeaton
Peter Novitzky

Subjects

Philosophy

Topics
dementia systematic literature review research and development technologies people ethics informed consent ambient assisted living

A Review of Contemporary Work on the Ethics of Ambient Assisted Living Technologies for People with Dementia. (2013)

Abstract Ambient assisted living (AAL) technologies can provide assistance and support to persons with dementia. They might allow them the possibility of living at home for longer whilst maintaining their comfort and security as well as offering a way towards reducing the huge economic and personal costs forecast as the incidence of dementia increases worldwide over coming decades. However, the development, introduction and use of AAL technologies also trigger serious ethical issues. This paper is a systematic literature review of the on-going scholarly debate about these issues. More specifically, we look at the ethical issues involved in research and development, clinical experimentation, and clinical application of AAL technologies for people with dementia and related stakeholders. In the discussion we focus on: (1) the value of the goals of AAL technologies, (2) the special vulnerability of persons with dementia in their private homes, (3) the complex question of informed consent for the usage of AAL technologies.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Bert Gordijn, Donal O'Mathuna, Fiachra O'Brolchain, Tim Jacquemard, Kate Irving, Cynthia Chen, Alan F. Smeaton, Peter Novitzky

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