ISBN: 978-981-11-3671-9 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2017.06.242
Constructing the Long-Distance Speech Rehabilitation Service Process for Patients with Parkinson's Diseases
Abstract— Around 90% of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience speech disorders. Most
patients with PD do not continue practice at home but only go to the rehabilitation center for treatments,
therefore the rehabilitation effect is poor. This study aimed to construct, with the service design method, a
long-distance speech rehabilitation service process for them. Three patients were recruited to participate in
the empirical study to operate two types of mobile application software (APP) related to speech therapy and
three types of voice recording APP. The researcher observed and interview with subjects to explore the
problems that subjects might encounter when using the APPs in tablet PC. From the site-observation and indepth
interview with patients with PD it found some defects when operating the above-list APPs. Then this
study developed the service blueprint and service process of the long-distance speech rehabilitation base on
the empirical study results. The research team will develop a speech rehabilitation APP and platform using
the information and communication technology in the next stage.
Index Terms— service design, speech rehabilitation, parkinson’s disease.
Hsin-Chang Lo, Ching-Min Chang
Department of Product Design, Ming Chuan University, TAIWAN
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ming Chuan University, TAIWAN
Department of Computer and Communication Engineering, Ming Chuan University, TAIWAN
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Cite: Hsin-Chang Lo, Ching-Min Chang, Shih-Tsang Tang, Tsorng-Lin Chia, "Constructing the Long-Distance Speech Rehabilitation Service Process for Patients with Parkinson's Diseases," Proceedings of 2017 the 7th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 1398-1402, Beijing, 25-27 June, 2017.