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Assessing the POSTURE prototype: A late-breaking report on patient views

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Kai Essers, Rebecca Rogers, Jackie Sturt, Elizabeth I. Sklar, Elizabeth Black

Original languageEnglish
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359535
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2018
Event6th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, HAI 2018 - Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Dec 201818 Dec 2018

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This paper describes a study which assesses a software prototype designed as part of the POSTURE project. POSTURE (Pressure Offloading Support Technologies for Ulcer REduction) comprises the design and development of a prototype system to help patients suffering from Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) self-manage their treatment. The system is designed to take input from commercial wellness sensors and other sensors specially crafted for tracking aspects of foot ulcer progress. The sensor data is fed into a data-backed decision support tool which interacts with users via an intelligent agent, using a chatbot style interface, underpinned by computational argumentation-based dialogue. A recent Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) study was conducted in which DFU patients were presented with the prototype system design and offered opinions about the utility of the system from their unique perspectives. The preliminary results of this study are presented here.

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