Exploring the Acceptability of Google Glass as an Everyday Assistive Device for People with Parkinson's

Roisin 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 publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM Association for Computing Machinery
Pages2551–2554
ISBN (Print)9781450324731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014

Publication series

NameCHI '14
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery

Conference

Conference32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period26/04/141/05/14

Keywords

  • parkinson's disease
  • qualitative
  • field trial
  • google glass

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