Regulatory, safety, and privacy concerns of home monitoring technologies during COVID-19

Sara Gerke, Carmel Shachar, Peter R. Chai, I. Glenn Cohen

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There has been increasing interest in the use of home monitoring technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic to decrease interpersonal contacts and the resultant risks of exposure for people to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This Perspective explores how the accelerated development of these technologies also raises major concerns pertaining to safety and privacy. We make recommendations for needed interventions to ensure safety and review best practices and US regulatory requirements for privacy and security. We discuss, among other topics, Emergency Use Authorizations for medical devices and privacy laws of the USA and Europe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1176-1182
Number of pages7
JournalNature Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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