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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHarnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives
EditorsPeter Cudd, Luc de Witte
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997979
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventAAATE 2017 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sept 201715 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


ConferenceAAATE 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Haptic Interaction
  • Inclusive Interaction Devices
  • Touchless Interaction


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