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Carebit: A Privacy-Preserving Step Toward Remote Informal Caregiving

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Several tele-monitoring systems have been developed for in-home patient use. Unfortunately, many of these systems are cost prohibitive and privacy invasive to the patient. To overcome this problem, we designed a more affordable and lightweight solution called Carebit, an Android application that leverages the Fitbit API. We conducted two user studies to understand ways to improve our design. Overall, we found that the notifications feature is the most useful feature for users, and no concerns about privacy were mentioned. The goal of Carebit is improve informal caregiving.


Ghosh, Arup Kumar; Aljallad, Zaina; Badillo-Urquiola, Karla; Wisniewski, Pamela (2018): Carebit: A Privacy-Preserving Step Toward Remote Informal Caregiving. Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work. DOI: 10.1145/3148330.3154520. Association for Computing Machinery. pp. 154–157. Sanibel Island, Florida, USA