Smart Care Ethics

A series of videos exploring some of the issues important to users of smart care and remote monitoring. These videos, made by Prof Christine Hine at University of Surrey, are designed to help people think through the benefits and consequences of using technology in the home to help provide care.

Video 1 – How could smart care help you?

Video 2 – What can it do?

Video 3 – How do you set it up and maintain it?

Video 4 – Where’s my data

Video 5 – How does it do that?

Video 6 – The humans in the loop

Video 7 – Who needs to agree?

What do you think now?

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These videos are funded by a public engagement grant from the Royal Society, connected with the research project “Emergent everyday ethics in infrastructures for smart care” carried out by Professor Christine Hine (University of Surrey) and Professor Payam Barhaghi (UK Dementia Research Institute and Imperial College London). This research is funded by an APEX award (Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary research award) scheme, operated in partnership with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society (‘the Academies’) and with generous support from the Leverhulme Trust. 

For further information about this research see