Presley: Designing Non-Obtrusive Tactile Rhythmic Wearable Devices for Improving Speech Fluency

Wouter J. van der Woude, Daniel Tetteroo, J. (Rong-Hao) Liang

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People who stutter often lack self-esteem and self-efficacy caused by self-stigma. Current speech fluency devices mainly focus on the efficiency of increasing fluency, but seldom address the psychological factors that people experienced in everyday life. In this paper, we present a work-in-progress on designing non-obtrusive tactile rhythmic feedback devices that are wearable, readily-available, yet unnoticeable by others. We review the background, related work, and reflect on the early experiences of an experiential prototype with both persons who stutter or not. Based on the results, we enlighten the future design of socially-acceptable speech fluency devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2020 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450379878
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020


  • Self-stigma
  • Social acceptance
  • Stuttering
  • Tactile rhythmic feedback
  • Wearable


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