Risks and benefits of smart toilets

Date

2023-11-15

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

ACM

Type

Conference

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Smart toilets promise convenient 24/7 health and wellness monitoring. However, privacy risks of smart toilets have not been carefully studied. Here, we present a thematic analysis of an expert focus group on smart toilets that record health data. The themes indicate severe privacy and systemic risks, many of which could be mitigated but currently are not. Our analysis suggests that health benefits outweigh risks only in specific application contexts.

Description

open access article

Keywords

smart toilet, IoT, e-health, privacy risk

Citation

Wagner, I. and Boiten, E. (2023) Risks and benefits of smart toilets. BuildSys '23: Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation, November 2023, pp. 340–346

Rights

Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/uk/

Research Institute

Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)