Publications

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.

The Role of Haptics in User Input for People with Motor and Cognitive Impairments

Outline:
FH-Prof. DI (FH) Dr. Mirjam Augstein, Ing. Thomas Neumayr BA MA, Mag. Thomas Burger, Proceedings of the 2017 AAATE Conference, Sheffield, UK

Description:
Most input devices, also traditional ones like keyboard and mouse involve at least a certain amount of haptic experience. For instance, they require direct physical contact between user and device and provide direct haptic feedback (e.g., through the physical resistance of a key). However, in the past years, also touchless input devices and techniques gained broader attention as they e.g., allow for a restriction of physical boundaries that limit the possible range of user input activities. This paper discusses the role of haptics in user input with a particular focus on the needs of people with impairments and presents the results of a study comparing three input devices, each involving a different amount of haptic experience.

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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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