FEATURESLiving With Intelligent Sensors Older Adult and Family Member PerceptionsGalambos, Colleen PhD, ACSW, LCSW-C, FGSA; Rantz, Marilyn PhD, RN, FAAN; Craver, Andy MS, MPH; Bongiorno, Marie MSW; Pelts, Michael PhD, MSW; Holik, Austin John BA; Jun, Jung Sim PhD, MSWAuthor Information Author Affiliations: Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Dr Galambos and Mr Holik); Sinclair School of Nursing University of Missouri (Dr Rantz and Mr Craver); The Bluffs, Columbia, MO (Ms Bongiorno); The University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Social Work (Dr Pelts); and Department of Social Work, Kansas State University, Manhattan (Dr Jun). This research was made possible through funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health (grant 1R01NR014255), Intelligent Sensor System for Early Illness Alerts in Senior Housing. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Corresponding author: Colleen Galambos, PhD, ACSW, LCSW-C, FGSA, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, Enderis Hall, Room 1157, PO Box 786, Milwaukee, WI 53201 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Online date: September 9, 2019 CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: December 2019 - Volume 37 - Issue 12 - p 615-627 doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000555 Buy Metrics Abstract This qualitative study is part of a larger randomized prospective intervention study that examined the clinical and cost effectiveness of using sensor data from an environmentally embedded sensor system for early illness recognition. It explored the perceptions of older adults and family members on the sensor system's usefulness, impact on daily routine, privacy, and sharing of health information. This study was conducted in 13 assisted-living facilities in Missouri, and 55 older adults were interviewed. Data were collected over five points in time with a total of 188 interviews. From these five participant interview iterations, the following themes emerged: (1) understanding and purpose, (2) daily life and benefits, (3) impact on privacy, and (4) sharing of information. Three themes emerged from one round of family interviews: (1) benefits of bed sensors, (2) family involvement/staff interaction, and (3) privacy protection versus sensor benefits. The sensor suite was regarded as helpful in maintaining independence, health, and physical functioning. Responses suggest that the willingness to adopt the sensor suite was motivated by both a decline in functional status and a desire to remain independent. Participants were willing to share their health data with providers and select family members. Recommendations for future practice are provided. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.