Would you let a Talking Paper Clip run YOUR Home?

This wildly provocative title leads to an interesting discussion at the INTERACT 2005 conference, in Rome last year on ‘Home Monitoring and Control for Older People’ and this contribution by Andrew Monk from the Centre for Usable Technology (CUHTec), York University. The crunch question being ‘will I instruct my children to let an activity monitor make suggestions about my care needs, in the event that I become “a little vague”?’

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