Cueing for drooling in Parkinson's disease

Roisin McNaney, Stephen Lindsay, Karim Ladha, Cassim Ladha, Guy Schofield, Thomas Ploetz, Nils Hammerla, Dan Jackson, Richard Walker, Nick Miller, Patrick Olivier

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We present the development of a socially acceptable cueing device for drooling in Parkinson's disease (PD). Sialorrhea, or drooling, is a significant problem associated with PD and has a strong negative emotional impact on those who experience it. Previous studies have shown the potential for managing drooling by using a cueing device. However, the devices used in these studies were deemed unacceptable by their users due to factors such as hearing impairment and social embarrassment. We conducted exploratory scoping work and high fidelity iterative prototyping with people with PD to get their input on the design of a cueing aid and this has given us an insight into challenges that confront users with PD and limit device usability and acceptability. The key finding from working with people with PD was the need for the device to be socially acceptable.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages622
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventProceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: CHI -
Duration: 2 May 2011 → …


ConferenceProceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Period2/05/11 → …

Structured keywords

  • Digital Health


  • Digital Health
  • Cueing
  • Parkinson's disease


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