Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 9th EAI International Conference, MobiHealth 2020, Virtual Event, November 19, 2020, Proceedings

Research Article

Design of a Mobile-Based Neurological Assessment Tool for Aging Populations

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-70569-5_11,
        author={John Michael Templeton and Christian Poellabauer and Sandra Schneider},
        title={Design of a Mobile-Based Neurological Assessment Tool for Aging Populations},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 9th EAI International Conference, MobiHealth 2020, Virtual Event, November 19, 2020, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2021},
        month={7},
        keywords={Neurocognitive tests Parkinson’s Disease Mobile app},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-70569-5_11}
    }
    
  • John Michael Templeton
    Christian Poellabauer
    Sandra Schneider
    Year: 2021
    Design of a Mobile-Based Neurological Assessment Tool for Aging Populations
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-70569-5_11
John Michael Templeton1, Christian Poellabauer1, Sandra Schneider1
  • 1: University of Notre Dame

Abstract

Mobile devices are becoming more pervasive in the monitoring of individuals’ health as device functionalities increase as does overall device prevalence in daily life. Therefore, it is necessary that these devices and their interactions are usable by individuals with diverse abilities and conditions. This paper assesses the usability of a neurocognitive assessment application by individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and proposes a design that focuses on the user interface, specifically on testing instructions, layouts, and subsequent user interactions. Further, we investigate potential benefits of cognitive interference (e.g., the addition of outside stimuli that intrude on task-related activity) on a user’s task performance. Understanding the population’s usability requirements and their performance on configured tasks allows for the formation of usable and objective neurocognitive assessments.