A Smart House Welfare Technology project to facilitate the independent living of older people at their home is being developed at the University College of South-east Norway (USN). Smart Houses are a promising and cost-effective option of improving access to home care for older people. The project models behavior patterns using sensor information, detects when deviations of these patterns occur, and notify caretakers in case of a potential dangerous situation. In order to implement the project, it is necessary to consider the legal areas related to Smart Houses development. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to describe existing legal aspects on the deployment of Smart Houses for older people, with emphasis on Norway. The main legal aspects identified were data privacy, data access and management, stakeholders interests , and informed consent.
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