Exploring the acceptability of google glass as an everyday assistive device for people with Parkinson's

McNaney, Róisin and Vines, John and Roggen, Daniel and Balaam, Madeline and Zhang, Pengfei and Poliakov, Ivan and Olivier, Patrick (2014) Exploring the acceptability of google glass as an everyday assistive device for people with Parkinson's. In: CHI 2014: One of a CHInd - Conference Proceedings, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, CAN, pp. 2551-2554. ISBN 9781450324731

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Abstract

We describe a qualitative study investigating the acceptability of the Google Glass eyewear computer to people with Parkinson's disease (PD). We held a workshop with 5 PD patients and 2 carers exploring perceptions of Glass. This was followed by 5-day field trials of Glass with 4 PD patients, where participants wore the device during everyday activities at home and in public. We report generally positive responses to Glass as a device to instil confidence and safety for this potentially vulnerable group. We also raise concerns related to the potential for Glass to reaffirm dependency on others and stigmatise wearers.

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02 Mar 2017 13:52
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