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Mouse movements of motion-impaired users: a submovement analysis

Hwang, F., Keates, S., Langdon, P. and Clarkson, J. (2004) Mouse movements of motion-impaired users: a submovement analysis. In: Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility - ASSETS '04. ACM, p. 102. ISBN 1-58113-911-X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1145/1028630.1028649


Understanding human movement is key to improving input devices and interaction techniques. This paper presents a study of mouse movements of motion-impaired users, with an aim to gaining a better understanding of impaired movement. The cursor trajectories of six motion-impaired users and three able-bodied users are studied according to their submovement structure. Several aspects of the movement are studied, including the frequency and duration of pauses between submovements, verification times, the number of submovements, the peak speed of submovements and the accuracy of submovements in two-dimensions. Results include findings that some motion-impaired users pause more often and for longer than able-bodied users, require up to five times more submovements to complete the same task, and exhibit a correlation between error and peak submovement speed that does not exist for able-bodied users.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:27022

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