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Investigating the use of force feedback for motion-impaired users

Investigating the use of force feedback for motion-impaired users

Keates, Simeon ORCID: 0000-0002-2826-672X, Langdon, Patrick, Clarkson, John and Robinson, Peter (2000) Investigating the use of force feedback for motion-impaired users. In: 6th ERCIM Workshop on "User Interfaces for All", 25-26 October, 2000, Florence, Italy. (Unpublished)

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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. There is evidence to suggest that increasing the degrees-offreedom,
and hence bandwidth, of human-computer interaction (HCI), can improve
interaction rates if implemented carefully. Haptic feedback is not really exploited in the
existing HCI paradigm, so offers a potential method for broadening the interaction
bandwidth by complementing the existing interaction structure. This paper describes a
series of experiments to assess the effectiveness of using haptic feedback to enhance the
interaction. The experiments focused on the use of force feedback technology to assist
in point-and-click activities. The results showed that, if implemented appropriately,
force feedback offers a significant benefit to motion-impaired users and that the benefit
obtained was increased with increasing severity of impairment.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: [1] Acknowledgements (funding): This research is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigating force feedback motion-impaired users
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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