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Volunteers with Type 1 Diabetes wanted for a study at the University of Bristol. If you're UK-resident and 18+, please see the full details below and contact the interview conductor Toby at [email protected].


Volunteers wanted for an investigation into the potential of Alexa for Type 1 Diabetes Self-Management

Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol

In this study, the researchers aim to investigate using an Alexa skill to help individuals manage their own type 1 diabetes. To find out what people would like to see in a voice-backed application for diabetes management, an initial round of interviews will be conducted to gather requirements. Participants’ responses will be used to inform the building of an Alexa skill, which will be experimentally tested in future.

Subjects should be over 18, be resident in the UK, and have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They should additionally have access to a modern smartphone. Ideally, participants would also have access to an Amazon Echo device, although this is not strictly necessary. While all interview data will be anonymized, you should be prepared that your interview responses will be recorded during the study.

A maximum 60 minutes of your time would be needed for the interview. There will be a 10-minute long initial explanation of the study. This will be followed by an interview of 30-50 minutes. During the interview, you will be asked some simple questions about your diabetes, your use of technology, and any previous use of voice assistants like Alexa. All tasks can be conducted remotely via Skype.

Participants will be given a £10 Amazon voucher as our appreciation for your help. If you want to participate or have any questions, please make contact using the details below.

Email: [email protected]
Toby Bladen – Computer Science masters student, University of Bristol.

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