We are looking for volunteers who can spare a couple of hours to help on a research project.
As some of you will be aware, the GReAT project has developed a software application to provide gesture therapy to people who have aphasia – a
communication difficulty affecting around 1/3 of people who have a stroke. We have been trialling the application, called GeST, with people who have severe aphasia. Now, we are looking for help to establish the results of the therapy.
How can I help?
We would like you to visit us in the computer lab in the Division of Language and Communication Science (2nd Floor Social Sciences Building) to complete the following:
- Watch a video of a person with aphasia being asked to produce gestures from pictures. The video consists of 60 brief clips. Following each
clip you will be asked to record, on a form, a word or phrase to describe what you think the gesture means.
- We will then ask you to rate the gestures on a second video.
- The process should take around an hour and a half.
What’s in it for me?
Mainly you will be helping us and you might find it interesting to participate in a research project. Your work will contribute to our findings and will help us to explore the impact of technology in speech and language therapy. All volunteers will also be invited to a special talk by Jane Marshall - Professor of Aphasiology, explaining the details of this exciting research project and the area of gesture therapy in aphasia.
How do I sign up?
Email email@example.com stating your name, contact email and the date(s)/time(s) you are available to attend. Abi Roper (researcher)
will contact you to arrange your appointment.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this email and we hope to see some of you soon,
The GReAT Project Team
Abi Roper, Stephanie Wilson, Jane Marshall, Naomi Cocks, Tim Pring, Julia Galliers
Division of Language and Communication Science
Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design