GOODBROTHER: Network on Privacy-Aware Audio and Video-Based Applications for Active and Assisted Living

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The aim of the GOODBROTHER Action is to design social accepted, ethically responsible and privacy-aware solutions to support older, impaired, and frail people in their daily life as well as to increase the awareness of the ethical, legal, social, and privacy issues associated to audio- and video-based monitoring in private spaces.

GOODBROTHER embraces the Responsible Research and Innovation, shortform RRI, approach, by

  • engaging an interdisciplinary community of researchers and industrial partners from different fields e.g. computer science, engineering, healthcare, law, business, psychology, sociology
  • other stakeholders, e.g. end users, policy and decision makers, advocacy groups, public services
  • by considering gender-related, cultural, ethical and social dimensions in the research and innovation, shortform R&I, on AAL technologies
  • by promoting transparency and accessibility of the research and its outcomes with an important number of activities of public engagement and open-access dissemination.

This will allow GOODBROTHER to offset the “Big Brother” effect by increasing user acceptance, exploiting these new technologies and services, and improving market reach. In the project, the Chair of Communication Science is responsible for the RRI-approach as well as for the acceptance evaluations of different technological solutions for older people.

Prof. Dr. Martina Ziefle has been appointed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as German representative, MC Member, in the management committee of this COST project.


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