Title

A conceptual framework for clinicians working with artificial intelligence and health-assistive Smart Homes

Document Type

Other

PubMed ID

30417510

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing Ltd

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Comments

Originally published as: Dermody, G., & Fritz, R. (2019). A conceptual framework for clinicians working with artificial intelligence and health-assistive smart homes. Nursing Inquiry, 26(1). Original article available here

Abstract

The Smart Home designed to extend older adults independence is emerging as a clinical solution to the growing ageing population. Nurses will and should play a key role in the development and application of Smart Home technology. Accordingly, conceptual frameworks are needed for nurse scientists who are collaborating with multidisciplinary research teams in developing an intelligent Smart Home that assists with managing older adults’ health. We present a conceptual framework that is grounded in critical realism and pragmatism, informing a unique mixed methodological approach to generating, analyzing, and contextualizing sensor data for clinician-based machine learning. This framework can guide nurse scientists in knowledge construction as they participate in multidisciplinary health-assistive Smart Home and artificial intelligence research. In this paper, we review philosophical underpinnings and explicate how this framework can guide nurse scientists collaborating with engineers to develop intelligent health-assistive Smart Homes. It is critical that clinical nursing knowledge is integrated into Smart Home and artificial intelligence features. A conceptual framework and practical method will provide needed structure for knowledge construction by nurse scientists. © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd

DOI

10.1111/nin.12267

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