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Wearable computer as a remote interface for people with disabilities

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2 Author(s)
D. A. Ross ; Dept. of Veteran's Affairs Med. Center, Atlanta VA Rehabilitation Res. & Dev. Center, GA, USA ; J. A. Sanford

A wearable computer is being developed for use as a remote interface (RI) to electronic products for people aging with/into a physical hand or arm impairment. The goal is to provide these people with a single usable interface with which they can control many types of products. Although the target population is functionally diverse, the investigators hypothesize that a minimum set of interfaces can be identified that, when combined in various "mix and match" configurations, can form interfaces usable by most people with a hand or arm impairment. Methods include: (1) evaluating the usability of existing interfaces and (2) designing and testing the usability of a modular RI system that enables the mixing and matching of modular interface components.

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Wearable Computers, 1997. Digest of Papers., First International Symposium on

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13-14 Oct. 1997