Hands-Free Mouse-Pointer Manipulation Using Motion-Tracking and Speech Recognition

Loewenich, Frank & Maire, Frederic (2007) Hands-Free Mouse-Pointer Manipulation Using Motion-Tracking and Speech Recognition. In 2007 Conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction, 28 November 2007, Adelaide, Australia.

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Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, automating many everyday chores in the process. Information technology (IT) is changing the way we perform work and providing society with a multitude of entertainment options. Unfortunately, in the past designers of many software systems have not considered the disabled as active users of technology, and thus this significant part of the world population has often been neglected. A change in this mindset has been emerging in recent years, however, as private-sector organizations and governments have started to realize that including this user group is not only profitable, but also beneficial to society as a whole. This paper introduces an alternative method to the traditional mouse input device, using a modified Lucas-Kanade optical-flow algorithm for tracking head movements, and speech recognition to activate mouse buttons.

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ID Code: 11363
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).
Keywords: graphical user interface, auditory interaction, multi, modal interfaces, accessibility, human, computer interaction, audio, rehabilitation engineering, users with special needs, disability
DOI: 10.1145/1324892.1324955
ISBN: 9781595938725
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 ACM
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:35

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