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Mobile Integrated Assistance to Empower People Coping with Parkinson’s Disease

Carla Pereira, Patrícia Macedo and Rui Neves Madeira

The 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - Posters and Demos (ASSETS 2015)
Lisbon, Portugal, October 26-28, 2015


Summary

In this paper, we present the design of a mobile application to empower an integrated assistance to support users of the triad: “people with Parkinson’s disease, their caregivers and healthcare professionals”. Starting from a deep study of this triad’s needs, a mobile application was designed to support not just the communication between the triad users, but also to help them finding relevant knowledge to support their clinical issues as well as allowing the supervision of patients` daily routine and the recommendation for daily exercises. This application aims to facilitate the access to knowledge and provide professional support for both people with Parkinson’s disease and caregivers in their homes to improve the remote healthcare assistance.


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