Aging in Place

Ubiquitous computing (also known as ubicomp) will be a transformative technology, particularly in the home. Demographic trends, the economics of long term care, new medical technologies, and social norms may collide to result in widespread unexamined adoption of home-based ubicomp and aging. The current model of aging in place cannot be sustained with the retirement and caregiving needs of the Boomer generation. For aging in place, the current model is a single caregiver with complete responsibility for helping the older adult. Aging in Place can lead to social isolation and safety/security risks for increasingly frail elders. New monitoring technologies risk further increasing isolation, as personal caregivers may be less likely to participate in human contact, or offer connectivity based on the design of the system. Without a deeper understanding of privacy, a compelling concern in ubicomp, this transformational change will be framed as a Hobson’s choice: the right to privacy or home-based ubicomp


Publications
Articles in journals or book chapters (4)
  1. Vaibhav Garg, L. Jean Camp, Lesa Lorenzen-Huber, Kalpana Shankar, and Kay Connelly. Privacy concerns in assisted living technologies. annals of telecommunications-annales des t?l?communications, 69(1-2):75--88, 2014.
    Keywords: Aging. [bibtex-entry]

  2. Lesa Lorenzen Huber, Kalpana Shankar, Kelly Caine, Kay Connelly, L. Jean Camp, Beth Ann Walker, and Lisa Borrero. How In-Home Technologies Mediate Caregiving Relationships in Later Life. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 29(7):441--455, 2013.
    Keywords: Aging. [bibtex-entry]

  3. K Shankar, L Huber, L. Jean Camp, K Caine, and K Connelly. Finding the older user in home-based computing studies. Gerontechnology, 11(2):305, 2012.
    Keywords: Aging. [bibtex-entry]

  4. Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Stefanos Gritzalis, Costas Lambrinoudakis, Alessandro Acquisti, L. Jean Camp, and Kay Connelly. Beyond Consent: Systematic Design for Privacy in Ubicomp. In Digital Privacy: Theory, Technologies, and Practices, pages 327--343. Auerbach Publications, 2007.
    Keywords: Aging. [bibtex-entry]

Conference publications (3)
  1. Vaibhav Garg, L. Jean Camp, Katherine Connelly, and Lesa Lorenzen-Huber. Risk communication design: video vs. text. In International Symposium on Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, pages 279--298, July 2012. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
    Keywords: Mental Models, Aging. [bibtex-entry]

  2. Z. Zimmerman and L. Jean Camp. Elder—friendly Design Effects on Acceptance of Novel Technologies. In , April 2010. Elderly Interaction Design CHI; CHI 2010 Workshop, (Atlanta GA.).
    Keywords: Aging. [bibtex-entry]

  3. Kelly E Caine, Celine Y Zimmerman, Zachary Schall-Zimmerman, William R Hazlewood, Alexander C Sulgrove, L. Jean Camp, Katherine H Connelly, Lesa L Huber, and Kalpana Shankar. DigiSwitch: design and evaluation of a device for older adults to preserve privacy while monitoring health at home. In Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, pages 153--162, 2010. ACM.
    Keywords: Aging. [bibtex-entry]