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Cursor measures for motion-impaired computer users

Cursor measures for motion-impaired computer users

Keates, Simeon ORCID: 0000-0002-2826-672X, Hwang, Faustina, Langdon, Patrick, Clarkson, P. John and Robinson, Peter (2002) Cursor measures for motion-impaired computer users. In: Proceedings of the fifth international ACM conference on Assistive technologie. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 135-142. ISBN 1-58113-464-9 (doi:

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"Point and click" interactions remain one of the key features of graphical user interfaces (GUIs). People with motion-impairments, however, can often have difficulty with accurate control of standard pointing devices. This paper discusses work that aims to reveal the nature of these difficulties through analyses that consider the cursor's path of movement. A range of potential cursor measures was applied, and a number of them were found to be significant in capturing the differences between able-bodied users and motion-impaired users, as well as the differences between a haptic force feedback condition and a control condition. cursor measures found in the literature, however, do not make up a comprehensive list, but provide a starting point for analysing cursor movements more completely. Six new cursor characteristics for motion-impaired users are introduced to capture aspects of cursor movement different from those already proposed.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of the fifth international ACM conference on Assistive technologie
Additional Information: [1] ASSETS '02 The 5th ACM SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies was held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 08-10 July, 2002 [2] Acknowledgements (funding): This research is partially funded by the EPSRC, Canadian Cambridge Trust, and NSERC. [3] Copyright: © 2002 ACM [4] Sponsor: SIGCAPH ACM SIGCAPH Computers and the Physically Handicapped
Uncontrolled Keywords: cursor measures motion-impaired computer users
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > eCentre
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