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.
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Conference||32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Abbreviated title||CHI 2014|
|Period||26/04/14 → 1/05/14|
- parkinson's disease
- field trial
- google glass