Lookup NU author(s): Roisin McNaney,
Dr John Vines,
Dr Daniel Roggen,
Dr Madeline Balaam,
Professor Patrick Olivier
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by ACM New York, NY, USA, 2014.
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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.
Author(s): McNaney R, Vines J, Roggen D, Balaam M, Zhang P, Poliakov I, Olivier P
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Year of Conference: 2014
Acceptance date: 01/01/1900
Date deposited: 30/04/2016
Publisher: ACM New York, NY, USA
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