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Learning to type with the tip of the tongue : a performance study for a tongue-computer interface

Caltenco, Héctor LU ; Boudreau, Shellie A.; Lontis, Eugen R.; Bentsen, Bo and Andreasen Struijk, Lotte N.S. (2008) 2nd Annual IEEE Student Paper Conference In Proceedings, Annual IEEE Student Paper Conference 2. p.5-10
Abstract
This study is motivated by the need to know the characteristics of the learning processes in tongue-computer interaction and to obtain a useful insight to a better design of the tongue-computer interface for computer text input. Tongue-typing can be a good alternative to hand input methods for physically disabled individuals or tasks where hand-typing is not possible. In order to evaluate the process of typing with the tip of the tongue, eight volunteers participated in tip-of-tongue selectivity training experiments using an inductive tongue-computer interface. Performance data based on typing speed and accuracy fits a general learning model based on the power law of practice, which can be used to estimate further improvements of... (More)
This study is motivated by the need to know the characteristics of the learning processes in tongue-computer interaction and to obtain a useful insight to a better design of the tongue-computer interface for computer text input. Tongue-typing can be a good alternative to hand input methods for physically disabled individuals or tasks where hand-typing is not possible. In order to evaluate the process of typing with the tip of the tongue, eight volunteers participated in tip-of-tongue selectivity training experiments using an inductive tongue-computer interface. Performance data based on typing speed and accuracy fits a general learning model based on the power law of practice, which can be used to estimate further improvements of tongue-typing performance. Simulated expert typing rates predict a tongue-typing performance 8 times slower than normal QWERTY keyboard, but duplicate the performance of other alternative input interfaces. Our results encourage the use of a tongue-computer interface over other methods for physically disabled individuals. (Less)
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2nd Annual IEEE Student Paper Conference
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10.1109/AISPC.2008.4460552
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  abstract     = {This study is motivated by the need to know the characteristics of the learning processes in tongue-computer interaction and to obtain a useful insight to a better design of the tongue-computer interface for computer text input. Tongue-typing can be a good alternative to hand input methods for physically disabled individuals or tasks where hand-typing is not possible. In order to evaluate the process of typing with the tip of the tongue, eight volunteers participated in tip-of-tongue selectivity training experiments using an inductive tongue-computer interface. Performance data based on typing speed and accuracy fits a general learning model based on the power law of practice, which can be used to estimate further improvements of tongue-typing performance. Simulated expert typing rates predict a tongue-typing performance 8 times slower than normal QWERTY keyboard, but duplicate the performance of other alternative input interfaces. Our results encourage the use of a tongue-computer interface over other methods for physically disabled individuals.},
  author       = {Caltenco, Héctor and Boudreau, Shellie A. and Lontis, Eugen R. and Bentsen, Bo and Andreasen Struijk, Lotte N.S.},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings, Annual IEEE Student Paper Conference},
  isbn         = {978-1-4244-2156-5},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {5--10},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Learning to type with the tip of the tongue : a performance study for a tongue-computer interface},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AISPC.2008.4460552},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2008},
}