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Sensors: Views of Staff of a Disability Service Organization
AbstractSensors have become ubiquitous in their reach and scope of application. They are a technological cornerstone for various modes of health surveillance and participatory medicine—such as quantifying oneself; they are also employed to track people with certain as impairments perceived ability differences. This paper presents quantitative and qualitative data of an exploratory, non-generalizable study into the perceptions, attitudes and concerns of staff of a disability service organization, that mostly serve people with intellectual disabilities, towards the use of various types of sensor technologies that might be used by and with their clients. In addition, perspectives of various types of privacy issues linked to sensors, as well data regarding the concept of quantified self were obtained. Our results highlight the need to involve disabled people and their support networks in sensor and quantified-self discourses, in order to prevent undue disadvantages.
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Wolbring, G.; Leopatra, V. Sensors: Views of Staff of a Disability Service Organization. J. Pers. Med. 2013, 3, 23-39.View more citation formats
Wolbring G, Leopatra V. Sensors: Views of Staff of a Disability Service Organization. Journal of Personalized Medicine. 2013; 3(1):23-39.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wolbring, Gregor; Leopatra, Verlyn. 2013. "Sensors: Views of Staff of a Disability Service Organization." J. Pers. Med. 3, no. 1: 23-39.