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      A Hindi Virtual Keyboard Interface with Multimodal Feedback: A Case Study with a Dyslexic Child

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      Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)
      Human Computer Interaction Conference
      4 - 6 July 2018
      Virtual keyboard, graphical user interface, eye-tracking; multimodal feedback, dyslexia


            Up to 15% of the Indian school-going children suffer from dyslexia. This paper aims to determine the extent to which existing knowledge about the eye-tracking based human-computer interface can be used to assist these children in their reading and writing activities. A virtual keyboard system with multimodal feedback is proposed and designed for a lexically and structurally complex language and optimized for multimodal feedback involving several portable, non-invasive, and low-cost input devices: a touch screen, an eye-tracker, and a soft-switch. The performance was evaluated in terms of text-entry rate, information transfer rate, and type of errors with three different experimental conditions: 1) touch-screen condition with auditory feedback 2) eye-tracking condition with auditory and visual feedback, and 3) eye-tracking and soft-switch condition with auditory and visual feedback. The proposed multimodal feedback has shown a significant improvement in text-entry rate with less error. This work represents the first virtual keyboard with multimodal feedback for dyslexic children in the Hindi language, which can be extended to other languages.


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            July 2018
            July 2018
            : 1-5
            [0001]Intelligent Systems Research

            Centre, Ulster University

            Derry~Londonderry, UK
            [0002]Centre of Mechatronics

            Indian Institute of Technology

            Kanpur, India
            [0003]Department of Humanities and Social

            Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology

            Kanpur, India
            [0004]Department of Computer Science

            College of Science and Mathematics

            Fresno State University, USA
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            Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            Belfast, UK
            4 - 6 July 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction Conference

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.148
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Virtual keyboard,graphical user interface,eye-tracking; multimodal feedback,dyslexia


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