Privacy Concerns in a Remote Monitoring and Social Networking Platform for Assisted Living

Peter Rothenpieler, Claudia Becker, Stefan Fischer


In this paper, we present an online platform for the field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) which is designed to support a self- determined and safe life for elderly people in their own homes instead of admission to a nursing home. This goal is achieved through in-home monitoring of the clients using wireless sensor networks in combination with a social networking approach based on personal Patrons. The platform further acts as a marketplace for third party service providers which can extend the functionality of the platform, supplying the users with individual made-to-measure assistive services. This paper provides an overview of the concept behind this platform with special focus on privacy issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrivacy and Identity Management for Life
EditorsSimone Fischer-Hübner, Penny Duquenoy, Marit Hansen, Ronald Leenes, Ge Zhang
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date01.08.2010
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-20768-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-20769-3
Publication statusPublished - 01.08.2010
Event6th IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.7, 11.4, 11.6/PrimeLife International Summer School - Helsingborg, Sweden
Duration: 02.08.201006.08.2010


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