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

Róisin McNaney, John Vines, Daniel Roggen, Madeline Balaam, Pengfei Zhang, Ivan Poliakov, Patrick Olivier

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2014
Subtitle of host publicationOne of a CHInd - Conference Proceedings, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherACM
Pages2551-2554
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450324731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014
http://chi2014.acm.org/

Conference

Conference32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014
Abbreviated titleCHI
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period26/04/141/05/14
Internet address

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