The Influence of Privacy on the Acceptance of Technologies for Assisted Living

Christina Jaschinski*, Somaya Ben Allouch, Oscar Peters, Jan van Dijk

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Abstract

With population aging and the expected shortage of formal and informal caregivers, emerging technologies for assistive living are on the rise. Focusing on the perspective of the prospective users of these technologies, this study investigates the perceived drivers and barriers that influence AAL adoption. An online survey among 1296 Dutch older adults was conducted. Although loss of privacy was identified as major barrier towards AAL adoption in previous research, the current study provides statistical evidence that these concerns are secondary to the expected benefits of safe and independent living. These findings suggests that older adults consider aging safely in their trusted home environment as a valid trade-off for some loss of privacy. Despite these results, we urge developers to be mindful of privacy aspects when developing AAL applications, as privacy concerns still had a significant negative influence on the attitude towards using AAL.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Healthy and Active Aging - 6th International Conference, ITAP 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsQin Gao, Jia Zhou
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages463-473
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-50249-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-50248-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2020
Event6th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2020 - Virtual Event, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 202024 Jul 2020
Conference number: 6
http://2020.hci.international/itap.html

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12208 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2020
Abbreviated titleITAP 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period19/07/2024/07/20
OtherHeld as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
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Keywords

  • Assisted living
  • Older adults
  • Privacy
  • Technology adoption
  • Theory of planned behavior (TPB)

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