Ethical and Legal Aspects of Ambient Intelligence in Hospitals

Sara Gerke, Penn State Dickinson Law
Serena Yeung, Stanford University
I. Cohen, Harvard University


Ambient intelligence in hospitals is an emerging form of technology characterized by a constant awareness of activity in designated physical spaces and of the use of that awareness to assist health care workers such as physicians and nurses in delivering quality care. Recently, advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and, in particular, computer vision, the domain of AI focused on machine interpretation of visual data, have propelled broad classes of ambient intelligence applications based on continuous video capture.