Sensors in the home environment – The ethics of e-health part 3

This report concerns sensors whose purpose is to enable people with an illness or disability, chronic psychological problems or psychosocial problems to live at home for longer. Currently, such sensors are primarily used for elderly people with incipient dementia. At the request of the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, the Centre for Ethics and Health (CEG) is identifying the ethical issues related to these sensors. In two other reports, the CEG has discussed the ethics of two other forms of e-health: health apps and wearables and the use of robotics in long-term care.