Ethically Informed Software Process for Smart Health Home

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Smart health homes (SHHs) integrate wearable sensors and various interconnected devices using the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. SHHs combine IoT, data communication, and health-related applications to deliver healthcare services at home. The existing regulations and standards for SHH design are insufficient for home health care. Technical and device standards are available for guiding SHH design and implementation, but ethical standards are lacking. We identified six ethical requirements important for SHH: safety/trust, privacy/data security, vulnerable groups, individual autonomy, transparency/explainability/fairness, and social responsibility/ morality. We identified a set of questions useful for software engineering (SE) process for ethically informed software in SHH design and mapped them to the steps of software process. We mapped related guidelines from relevant professional codes of conduct. These questions can guide ethically informed software process of SHH.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE 35th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2022
EditorsLinlin Shen, Alejandro Rodriguez Gonzalez, KC Santosh, Zhihui Lai, Rosa Sicilia, Joao Rafael Almeida, Bridget Kane
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665467704
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event35th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2022 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 21 Jul 202223 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
ISSN (Print)1063-7125


Conference35th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2022


  • Internet of Things
  • code of ethics
  • eHealth
  • health data
  • health ethics
  • professional ethics
  • smart health
  • smart home

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications


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