Speech in Multimodal Interaction: Exploring Modality Preferences of Hearing Impaired Older Adults

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This paper addresses usability challenges of speech and multimodal interfaces by investigating modality preferences and interaction quality of a mobile medication in-take reminder. Older users (normal hearing, hearing impairment) interacted with input and output modality conditions on a smartphone in a laboratory study. Interestingly hearing impaired users prioritized voice only interaction over other modalities, which clearly points up the relevance of speech interaction for people with hearing impairment.
Period7 May 201612 May 2016
Event titleCHI 2016 - Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Research Field

  • Former Research Field - Technology Experience