Spatialization and Spatial Metaphor in AACBy Demasco M.S., Patrick, Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories, University of Delaware/A.I. duPont Institute, Wilmington, DE; Rehabilitation R & D Progress Reports, 1995, Vol 33
(Pages: 153-154) Publication Date: June 1996
This study investigated technology that supports expanded information spaces as a means to provide more natural communication for individuals with severe communication impairments. The main focus was to: 1) investigate the comparative usage of large manual word boards versus electronic systems; 2) develop a theoretical framework for describing new spatial metaphors in AAC; and 3) develop and evaluate prototypes of new systems that offer large language spaces that can be accessed in a multimodal fashion. The intention is to create systems consisting of head-mounted displays that provide the user with a view of the information space with a tracking system that will adjust the view based on head position, and a selection interface based on hand and/or eye pointing.
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