oa South African Family Practice - Determining the usability of computer input devices by Parkinson's disease sufferers : scientific letter

Volume 47, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Scientific Letter SA Fam Pract 2005;47(1) 58 To the editor: Parkinson's disease (PD) causes a range of possibly disabling symptoms. The combination of these symptoms impairs a PD sufferer's mobility and makes it difficult to use household appliances and devices, such as telephones, television sets and microwave ovens.1 PD sufferers often lose their communication skills, are isolated and become bored. Because the PD sufferer is not mentally disabled, this isolation often leads to frustration and depression.2 Over the past few years, computers have proven to be an excellent tool to mentally stimulate the computer user and assist with communication. The ..

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