Conditions like Parkinson’s disease (PD) remain largely a mystery in the way that they affect individuals even under today’s modern medical practices. One of the main secondary effects associated with PD can be seen in issues with the individual’s gait and is referred to as Freezing of Gait (FoG). The symptom often responds poorly and sometimes paradoxically to treatment with dopaminergic medication that is traditionally used to treat the other symptoms of PD. However, a linkage found that FoG, during walking, results when the sequence effect is superimposed on a reduced step length. Prior research has focused on the development of technologies that use audio or visual feedback to help the individual adjust their gait. These systems may not be deployable in real-world environments since people rely on sight and sound for navigation. This research proposes the development of a system to measure step length in real-time and to provide haptic feedback to offset the progression of FoG episodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHCI International 2015 – Posters Extended Abstracts - International Conference, HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319213798
StatePublished - 2015
Event17th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2015Aug 7 2015

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Other17th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


  • Adaptive interfaces
  • Anticipatory interfaces
  • Context-dependent system
  • Mobile HCI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)


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