Chat-bots for people with Parkinson’s disease: science fiction or reality?

Ireland, David, Liddle, Jacki, McBride, Simon, Ding, Hang and Knuepffer, Christina (2015). Chat-bots for people with Parkinson’s disease: science fiction or reality?. In: Driving Reform: Digital Health is Everyone’s Business: Selected Papers from the 23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2015). 23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (128-133). 3-5 August 2015. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-558-6-128

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Author Ireland, David
Liddle, Jacki
McBride, Simon
Ding, Hang
Knuepffer, Christina
Title of paper Chat-bots for people with Parkinson’s disease: science fiction or reality?
Conference name 23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 3-5 August 2015
Convener Andrew Georgiou
Proceedings title Driving Reform: Digital Health is Everyone’s Business: Selected Papers from the 23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2015)   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Studies in Health Technology and Informatics   Check publisher's open access policy
Series Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher IOS Press
Publication Year 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.3233/978-1-61499-558-6-128
Open Access Status DOI
ISBN 9781614995579
9781614995586
ISSN 0926-9630
1879-8365
Volume 214
Start page 128
End page 133
Total pages 6
Chapter number 20
Total chapters 26
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract/Summary People with Parkinson's disease are known to have difficulties in language and communication. This paper proposes the use of an artificial conversational agent, commonly known as a chat-bot that runs on a smart-phone device and performs two-way conversation with the user. In this paper, initial work on a Parkinson's disease themed chat-bot that interacts with the user relative to their symptoms is presented. Potential dialogues are provided to illustrate the various roles chat-bots can play in the management of Parkinson's disease. The chat-bot can be used for measuring voice and communication outcomes during the daily life of the user, and for gaining information about challenges encountered. Moreover, it is anticipated that it may also have an educational and support role. The chat-bot is now ready for usability testing with a clinical population.
Keyword Parkinson’s disease
Artificial intelligence
Natural language processing
Speech
Voice
Remote monitoring
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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