The power(s) of observation: Theoretical perspectives on surveillance technologies and older people.

@article{Mortenson2015ThePO,
  title={The power(s) of observation: Theoretical perspectives on surveillance technologies and older people.},
  author={W. B. Mortenson and Andrew Sixsmith and Ryan Woolrych},
  journal={Ageing and society},
  year={2015},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={512-530}
}
There is a long history of surveillance of older adults in institutional settings and it is becoming an increasingly common feature of modern society. New surveillance technologies that include activity monitoring, and ubiquitous computing, which are described as ambient assisted living (AAL) are being developed to provide unobtrusive monitoring and support of activities of daily living and to extend the quality and length of time older people can live in their homes. However, concerns have… CONTINUE READING