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Gravity Controls for Windows

  • Peter Heumader
  • Klaus Miesenberger
  • Gerhard Nussbaum
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7383)

Abstract

This paper presents the concept and a prototype of “Gravity Controls”. “Gravity Controls” makes standard Graphical User Interface (GUI) controls “magnetic” to allow overcoming impacts of motor problems (e.g. tremor of users leading to unsmooth movements and instable positioning of the cursor (e.g. for clicking or mouse over events). “Gravity Controls” complements and enhances standard or Assistive Technology (AT) based interaction with the GUI by supporting the process of reaching a control and better keeping the position for interaction.

Keywords

assistive technology software for people with special needs 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Heumader
    • 1
  • Klaus Miesenberger
    • 1
  • Gerhard Nussbaum
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut Integriert StudierenUniversity of LinzLinzAustria
  2. 2.KI-ILinzAustria

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