EdgeWrite: A New Text Entry Technique Designed for StabilityBy Wobbrock, Jacob O.; Myers, Brad A.; RESNA 28th International Annual Conference 2005: Atlanta, Georgia,
Publication Date: 2005
Paper discusses EdgeWrite, which is a new design for text entry that is accessible to some people with motor impairments, who often experience difficulty using a standard QWERTY keyboard design due to factors such as tremor, spasm, poor coordination, low strength, and rapid fatigue. The EdgeWrite utilizes a one-stroke input technique via the physical edges and corners of a square enclosure on a personal digital assistant. A user moves his or her stylus, finger, or joystick along the edges of the square, while the order the corners are touched determines the figure typed. This means that moderate tremors and movements do not hinder accuracy of recognition. All of the character strokes are designed to look and feel similar to the way that characters are hand-printed, so the system can be learned in roughly 15 minutes. Interested parties are encouraged to visit http://www.edgewrite.com for further information. This paper was presented at the 2005 annual conference of RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America and is available on CD-ROM.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)