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Smart homes, private homes? An empirical study of technology researchers’ perceptions of ethical issues in developing smart-home health technologies

BMC Medical EthicsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:23

Received: 7 November 2016

Accepted: 21 March 2017

Published: 4 April 2017

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Original Submission
7 Nov 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
12 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kevin Macnish
6 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Fiachra O'Brolchain
6 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Giles Birchley
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
4 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12910-017-0183-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK