Byron Lowens’ recent work on Wearable Privacy was published and presented at IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics in Park City, Utah. ICHI is the premier community forum concerned with the application of computer science principles, information science principles, information technology, and communication technology to address problems in healthcare, public health, and everyday wellness. The conference highlights the most novel technical contributions in computing-oriented health informatics and the related social and ethical implications.
Byron presented his work entitled “Wearable Privacy: Skeletons in The Data Closet.” In this work, 32 semi-structured interviews were conducted to understand how users perceive privacy in wearable computing. Results suggest that user concerns toward wearable privacy have different levels of variety ranging from no concern to highly concerned. In addition, while user concerns and benefits are similar among participants in our study, these variables should be investigated more extensively for the development of privacy-enhanced wearable technologies.
Read the paper Wearable Privacy: Skeletons in The Data Closet