Article | Proceedings of SIGRAD 2010: Content aggregation and visualization; November 25–26; 2010; VĂ€sterĂ„s; Sweden | Six-button Click Interface for a Disabled User by an Adjustable Multi-level Sip-and-Puff Switch

Title:
Six-button Click Interface for a Disabled User by an Adjustable Multi-level Sip-and-Puff Switch
Author:
C. Gerdtman: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, MĂ€lardalen University, VĂ€sterås, Sweden \ Motion Control i VĂ€sterås aktiebolag, VĂ€sterås, Sweden M. Lindén: Motion Control i VĂ€sterås aktiebolag, VĂ€sterås, Sweden
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2010
Conference:
Proceedings of SIGRAD 2010: Content aggregation and visualization; November 25–26; 2010; VĂ€sterĂ„s; Sweden
Issue:
052
Article no.:
010
Pages:
59-63
No. of pages:
5
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2010-11-29
ISBN:
978-91-7393-281-3
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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There are various ways to control a computer; but today the mouse function; to move a cursor and to perform a click function; is essential. For motion-disabled persons; especially persons with high spinal cord injuries; special aids are needed to perform these interactions. In this study; an alternative way to perform a click function has been investigated; the sip-and-puff function. The purpose of the study was to improve an existing equipment used for click function; a sip-and-puff unit. An user-centred design approach was used; which means that the users took an active role in the development process; testing the prototypes in each development step and providing input for improvements. A survey of existing sip-and-puff units were performed; and from this and successive tests with the users; a sip-an-puff system was developed. As a result; a six level sip-and-puff unit to control a computer was developed. It was shown that spinal cord injured with high neck injuries could control a computer by using a multi-level sip-and-puff and that they could control the computer faster when they used a multileveled sip-and-puff instead of using a traditional sip-and-puff that only had two levels.

Categories and Subject Descriptors (according to ACM CCS): H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User Interfaces—Input Devices and Strategies

Proceedings of SIGRAD 2010: Content aggregation and visualization; November 25–26; 2010; VĂ€sterĂ„s; Sweden

Author:
C. Gerdtman, M. Lindén
Title:
Six-button Click Interface for a Disabled User by an Adjustable Multi-level Sip-and-Puff Switch
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Proceedings of SIGRAD 2010: Content aggregation and visualization; November 25–26; 2010; VĂ€sterĂ„s; Sweden

Author:
C. Gerdtman, M. Lindén
Title:
Six-button Click Interface for a Disabled User by an Adjustable Multi-level Sip-and-Puff Switch
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