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

This literature review by Notivzky et al. (2017) addresses the ethical issues involved in research and development, clinical experimentation and application of ambient assistive living (AAL) technologies for people with dementia and related stakeholders. The paper discusses the terminology used and reports on the frequency with which the most ethically relevant terms occurred. The findings are presented relevant to each group of stakeholders. In addition to ethical issues relating to safety, security and privacy, the study highlights further ethical issues including the value of the goals of AAL technologies, the special vulnerability of people with dementia in their private homes, and the complex issue of informed consent from people with dementia.
Title: 
A Review of Contemporary Work on the Ethics of Ambient Assisted Living Technologies for People with Dementia
Date: 
2017
References: 
Novitzky, P., Smeaton, A.F., Chen, C., Irving, K., Jacquemard, T., O’Brolcha, F., O’Mathuna, D. and Gordijnet, B. (2017) ‘A Review of Contemporary Work on the Ethics of Ambient Assisted Living Technologies for People with Dementia’, Science and Engineering Ethics, 21: 707-765.