Privacy in Medication Adherence and Personal Emergency Response Systems

By Young Mi Choi, Sarah Jayne Eiring and Maysam Ghovanloo.

Published by The International Journal of Design in Society

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Published Online: July 10, 2015 $US5.00

In this paper, issues regarding privacy for the user of wireless, portable medication adherence devices and their corresponding medication tracking technologies are explored. One specific project which uses multiple sensors on a wearable device to monitor the intake of medication as well as detecting emergency events such as falls will be noted. Hence, privacy issues regarding GPS, RFID, and the device itself will be regarded. This paper, though it will address the topic from a specific project, is intended to address the potential problems with privacy that arise from the implementation of new ubiquitous medication adherence technologies similar to this project into society.

Keywords: Privacy, Medication Adherence

The International Journal of Design in Society, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp.17-23. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: July 10, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 433.361KB)).

Dr. Young Mi Choi

Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Sarah Jayne Eiring

Student, School of Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga, USA

Dr. Maysam Ghovanloo

Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga, USA