Hello harlie: Enabling speech monitoring through chat-bot conversations

David Ireland*, Christina Atay, Jacki Liddle, Dana Bradford, Helen Lee, Olivia Rushin, Thomas Mullins, Dan Angus, Janet Wiles, Simon McBride, Adam Vogel

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Abstract

People with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease and dementia are known to have difficulties in language and communication. This paper presents initial testing of an artificial conversational agent, called Harlie. Harlie runs on a smartphone and is able to converse with the user on a variety of topics. A description of the application and a sample dialog are provided to illustrate the various roles chat-bots can play in the management of neurological conditions. Harlie can be used for measuring voice and communication outcomes during the daily life of the user, and for gaining information about challenges encountered. Moreover, it is anticipated that she may also have an educational and support role.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity and Community - Selected Papers from the 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016
PublisherIOS Press
Pages55-60
Number of pages6
Volume227
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996651
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 25 Jul 201627 Jul 2016
https://www.hisa.org.au/hic2016/about/

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume227
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period25/07/1627/07/16
Internet address

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    Ireland, D., Atay, C., Liddle, J., Bradford, D., Lee, H., Rushin, O., ... Vogel, A. (2016). Hello harlie: Enabling speech monitoring through chat-bot conversations. In Digital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity and Community - Selected Papers from the 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2016 (Vol. 227, pp. 55-60). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 227). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-666-8-55