Motion-tracking and speech recognition for hands-free mouse-pointer Manipulation

Loewenich, Frank & Maire, Frederic D. (2008) Motion-tracking and speech recognition for hands-free mouse-pointer Manipulation. In Mihelic, France & Zibert, Janez (Eds.) Speech Recognition. IN-TECH, pp. 427-434.

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The design of traditional interfaces relies on the use of mouse and keyboard. For people with certain disabilities, however, using these devices presents a real problem. In this chapter we describe a graphical user interface navigation utility, similar in functionality to the traditional mouse pointing device. Movement of the pointer is achieved by tracking the motion of the head, while button-actions can be initiated by issuing a voice command. Foremost in our mind was the goal to make our system easy to use and affordable, and provide users with disabilities with a tool that promotes their independence and social interaction.

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ID Code: 16984
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: The contents of this chapter can be freely accessed online via the publisher's web page (see hypertext link).
Keywords: speech recognition, disability, ageing, human-computer interaction, user interface
ISBN: 978-953-7619-29-9
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2008 23:36
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 14:40

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