LApp: a speech loudness application for people with Parkinson's on google glass

Róisín McNaney, Ivan Poliakov, John Vines, Madeline Balaam, Pengfei Zhang, Patrick Olivier

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Reduced vocal volume in Parkinson's is extremely common and can have significant social and emotional impact. We describe the development and evaluation of LApp-an application for Google Glass to help people with Parkinson's (PwP) monitor their speech volume and cue themselves to speak louder when necessary. Our findings highlight enthusiasm for using the application both at home as a volume training tool and in public social settings as a situated cueing device. We contribute insights to the literature on how eyewear technologies can provide assistance to people with health conditions and offer insights for the design of future self-monitoring and management applications on Google Glass.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGCHI/CHI 2015 - Proceedings of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationApril 18–23, 2015 Seoul, Republic of Korea
EditorsKori Inkpen, Woontack Woo
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331456
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Duration: 18 Apr 201523 Apr 2015
Conference number: 33rd (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2015
Abbreviated titleCHI 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of (South)
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  • Augmented reality
  • Google glass
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Self- Monitoring
  • Wearable technology

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