Future Opportunities for IoT to Support People with Parkinson’s

Roisin McNaney, Jonathan Synnott, Emmanuel Tsekleves

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Recent years have seen an explosion of internet of things (IoT) technologies being released to the market. There has also been an emerging interest in the potentials of IoT devices to support people with chronic health conditions. In this paper, we describe the results of engagements to scope the future potentials of IoT for supporting people with Parkinson’s. We ran a 2-day multi-disciplinary event with professionals with expertise in Parkinson’s and IoT, to explore the opportunities, challenges and benefits. We then ran 4 workshops, engaging 13 people with Parkinson’s and caregivers, to scope out the needs, values and desires that the community has for utilizing IoT to monitor their symptoms. This work contributes a set of considerations for future IoT solutions that might support people with Parkinson’s in better understanding their condition, through the provision of objective measurements that correspond to their, currently unmeasured, subjective experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 9 Dec 2019


  • IoT
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Design


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