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Gestures and multimodal input

Gestures and multimodal input

Keates, Simeon ORCID: 0000-0002-2826-672X and Robinson, Peter (1999) Gestures and multimodal input. Behaviour & Information Technology, 18 (1). pp. 36-44. ISSN 0144-929X (Print), 1362-3001 (Online) (doi:

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Attached to this record is an Author's Accepted Manuscript version of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Behaviour & Information Technology, Volume 18, Issue 1, 1999. Available online as of 08 November 2010 at:
Uncontrolled Keywords: gestures, multimodal input
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
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