2nd WideHealth Seminar: André Rodrigues

Title: WildKey – A Privacy-Aware Keyboard Toolkit for In-The-Wild Data Collection
Speaker: André Rodrigues, LASIGE – DI/FCUL
When: May 18, 2021; 15h
Where: zoom link shared before the session to those who register
Registration link: (free)


Abstract: Touch data, and in particular text-entry data, has been mostly collected in the laboratory, under controlled conditions. While touch and text-entry data has consistently shown its potential for monitoring and detecting a variety of conditions and impairments, its deployment in-the-wild remains a challenge. In this talk, we will present WildKey, an Android keyboard toolkit that allows for the usable deployment of in-the-wild user studies. WildKey is able to analyse text-entry behaviours through implicit and explicit text-entry data collection while ensuring user privacy. We will briefly present ongoing studies showcasing the wide potential of text-entry as a digital end-point for chronic and neurodegenerative diseases.


Bio: André Rodrigues is a computer science researcher focused on HCI, with a particular interest in how technology can and is leveraged in accessibility, health, and gaming. He completed his PhD with distinction and honour in January 2020 in Computer Science from Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. For the last seven years, he has dedicated himself to learn, design, develop and evaluate mobile services, applications and platforms for a variety of contexts (e.g. people with visual/motor impairments, people with Parkinson’s Disease), always working closely with and/or within the communities. André is currently a PostDoc Researcher at LASIGE where he is the local technical lead for IDEA-FAST (IMI), is the local Co-PI for the projects INPLAY and WideHealth. He is a long time member of SIGACCESS where he serves as the Newsletter Editor.