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Author Jeon, Jae Wook ♦ Hong, Sang Hyuk ♦ Lee, Seongil
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Device-independence ♦ Universal access ♦ Keyboard ♦ Chording gloves ♦ Usability ♦ Keymap
Abstract A universal input device for both text and Braille input was developed in a Glove-typed interface using all the joints of the four fingers and thumbs of both hands. The glove-typed device works as of now for input of Korean characters, numbers, and Braille characters using mode conversion. Considering the finger force and the fatigue from repeated finger motions, the input switch was made of conductible silicon ink, which is easy to apply to any type of surface, light, and enduring. The usability testing with (1) blind subjects showed the performance matching with a commercial Braille keypad, and (2) non-blind subjects for Korean characters showed comparable performance with cellular phone input keypads, but inferior to conventional keyboard. Subjects' performance showed that the chording gloves can input approximately 122 Braille characters per minute and 108 words per minute in Korean character. The chording gloves developed in our study is expected to be used with common computing devices such as PCs and PDAs, and can contribute to replacing the Braille-based note-takers with less expensive computing devices for blind users.
Description Affiliation: Sungkyunkwan University, Jangan-Gu Suwon, Korea (Lee, Seongil; Hong, Sang Hyuk; Jeon, Jae Wook)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1975-11-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGCAPH Computers and the Physically Handicapped (SIGC)
Issue Number 73-74
Page Count 6
Starting Page 142
Ending Page 147


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