Many of our findings and results of user tests have been used for publication at the most relevant and well-known research conferences. For a list of our pubilcations, please refer to the sections below.

Modelling Touchless Interaction for People with Special Needs

FH-Prof. DI (FH) Dr. Mirjam Augstein, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Werner Christian Kurschl, Proceedings of the 20th Workshop on Adaptivity and User Modeling, Munich, Germany

Touchless interaction has recently been gaining more and more attention through affordable input devices like Microsoft Kinect or Leap Motion. Touchless interaction is also attractive to people with impairments, however, few applications using touchless interaction have been made available to this target group so far. Usually, people with special needs receive individually configured software by their consultants which can be challenging because in many cases the performance regarding interaction with the system varies drastically, even from day to day. It is thus a valid objective to introduce a user modelling approach that can ultimately replace part of consultants’ time-consuming configuration tasks. This has partly been successfully implemented in the past regarding conventional and touch-based interaction. This paper presents a prototypic application for modelling touchless interaction capabilities of people with special needs and reports the results of an initial study.

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In the meantime, the project was successfully completed. Some material might still be up for publication.

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This year's Mensch und Computer conference was held in Aachen, Germany from Sunday, 4th through Wednesday 7th of September.

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Students and staff of our university tested 2 prototypes and the commercially available Leap Motion controller...

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