Evaluating the DI@L-log System on a Cohort of Elderly, Diabetic Patients: Results from a Preliminary Study

LA Black, MF McTear, ND Black, R Harper, M Lemon

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    Abstract

    DI@L-log is an automated medical spoken dialogue system designed to enable patients to regularly communicate health data to the point-of-care over the telephone. In order to investigate the performance of the system, a preliminary evaluation was conducted using 5 novice hypertensive diabetic patients from the Ulster Hospital in Northern Ireland. The purpose of the study was to assess several factors which need to be addressed when designing spoken dialogue systems for elderly, disabled users. We examined the performance of the system, the interaction preferences of the user and their usage patterns, the level of user satisfaction, and the impact of the system on the patient’s health over time. A revised version of the system, modified to take account of findings from this study, is currently undergoing testing with a larger group of subjects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    PublisherInternational Society for Computers and Their Applications
    Pages821-824
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)1018-4074 CDROM
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005
    EventInterspeech2005, 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology - Lisbon
    Duration: 1 Sep 2005 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInterspeech2005, 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
    Period1/09/05 → …

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    Black, LA., McTear, MF., Black, ND., Harper, R., & Lemon, M. (2005). Evaluating the DI@L-log System on a Cohort of Elderly, Diabetic Patients: Results from a Preliminary Study. In Unknown Host Publication (pp. 821-824). International Society for Computers and Their Applications.