Gestures and multimodal input

Simeon Keates, Peter Robinson

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Abstract

For users with motion impairments, the standard keyboard and mouse arrangement for computer access often presents problems. Other approaches have to be adopted to overcome this. In this paper, we will describe the development of a prototype multimodal input system based on two gestural input channels. Results from extensive user trials of this system are presented. These trials showed that the physical and cognitive loads on the user can quickly become excessive and detrimental to the interaction. Designers of multimodal input systems need to be aware of this and perform regular user trials to minimize the problem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
JournalBehaviour and Information Technology
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

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Keates, Simeon; Robinson, Peter / Gestures and multimodal input.

In: Behaviour and Information Technology, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1999, p. 36-44.

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In: Behaviour and Information Technology, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1999, p. 36-44.

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Keates S, Robinson P. Gestures and multimodal input. Behaviour and Information Technology. 1999;18(1):36-44. Available from, DOI: 10.1080/014492999119237