Information Security and Privacy (SIG SEC)

Paper Type

ERF

Paper Number

1355

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The advancement in medical technology in the last century has increased the life expectancy of the human-being across the globe, especially in the developed world. The growing elderly population intensify the demand for caregivers and the number of human caregivers is not sufficient to take care of elderlies. One of the potential solutions for this shortage of human caregivers is the use of Caregiver Robots (CRs). However, the acceptance of caregiver robots is enshrouded by several apprehensions, including the concern about providing personal information and personal health information to an external agency. In this study, the authors are trying to investigate the aspect of the willingness to provide personal information and personal health information to use the Caregiver Robot (CR) by the elderly.

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Privacy Behavior of the Elderly toward Caregiver Robots

The advancement in medical technology in the last century has increased the life expectancy of the human-being across the globe, especially in the developed world. The growing elderly population intensify the demand for caregivers and the number of human caregivers is not sufficient to take care of elderlies. One of the potential solutions for this shortage of human caregivers is the use of Caregiver Robots (CRs). However, the acceptance of caregiver robots is enshrouded by several apprehensions, including the concern about providing personal information and personal health information to an external agency. In this study, the authors are trying to investigate the aspect of the willingness to provide personal information and personal health information to use the Caregiver Robot (CR) by the elderly.