Mouth-controlled interface for Human-Machine Interaction in education & training
Erwin Fugger (Autor)
Markus Aßlaber (Autor)
Andreas Hochgatterer (Autor)
Aktivität: Vortrag ohne Tagungsband / Vorlesung › Vortrag ohne Tagungsband
The Austrian Research Centre has been involved in medical and rehabilitation engineering design for years, concentrating on the development of hardware for diagnosis and user empowerment as well as on software tools for training and education of handicapped children. As an example, the training system "Mr. Step" is outlined in this paper, describing the applicability of the new PC-interface "Mouth-Mouse". This product, to be presented at the conference, allows the substitution of all mouse-functions by a mouth-controlled device and is to be CE-certified as a medical product for European countries. It was developed together with pedagogues specialised in training of mentally and / or physically handicapped children, involving several of them as users during the design process as well as for test runs. Accompanying this process, several studies have been carried out to analyse barriers and acceptance criteria respectively, connected with the application of mouth-controlled devices.