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Internet of Things in Health Care: The Social, Ethical, Legal and Professional Implications

Version 1 : Received: 29 January 2020 / Approved: 30 January 2020 / Online: 30 January 2020 (10:51:54 CET)

How to cite: Inieke, O. Internet of Things in Health Care: The Social, Ethical, Legal and Professional Implications. Preprints 2020, 2020010359 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202001.0359.v1). Inieke, O. Internet of Things in Health Care: The Social, Ethical, Legal and Professional Implications. Preprints 2020, 2020010359 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202001.0359.v1).

Abstract

Implications of the novel usage adoption of the internet of things in various sectors of works and life are researched and documented at pace. This is related to the overall high rate at which new technologies are adopted in modern society. Healthcare is a vital aspect of everyday activities and as such overlaps with the increasingly important role played by use of the internet and associated technologies. The purpose of this review article is to draw attention to the potential social, ethical, legal and professional limitations to using IoT in the context of healthcare. The social and ethical aspects in particular, focus on IoT usage in care of the elderly with relevant case studies as reference.

Subject Areas

Internet of things; healthcare; ethics; data privacy

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