User-defined gesture sets using a mobile device for people with communication difficulties

Xue, Haoyun and Qin, Sheng-feng (2011) User-defined gesture sets using a mobile device for people with communication difficulties. In: Proceedings of 2011 17th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 34-39. ISBN 9781467300001

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Abstract

Present smart phones contain high-tech sensors to monitor three-dimensional movements of the device and users' behaviours. These sensors allow mobile devices to recognize motion gestures. However, only a few gesture sets have been created, and little is known about best practices in motion-gesture design. Also, the created gesture sets were generated from people who do not have to use their motion gestures very much in their daily lives, not from people with communication difficulties. To address this issue, we use a focus group that has dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties for designing the user-defined gesture sets. This paper presents the results of our study that elicits the focus group's gestures to invoke commands on a smart-phone device. It demonstrates how the gesture sets have been designed and finalised throughout other research activities, such as observation and interviews. Finally, we suggest that our result would help people with communication impairments conveniently interact with others in an intuitive and socially acceptable manner.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: communication, gesture, mobile devices, user interfaces
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 12:59
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 12:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/25067

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