Gesture-enhanced Word Prediction for On-screen Keyboards

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,510.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43HD058384-01
Award Id:
89260
Agency Tracking Number:
HD058384
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
INVOTEK, INC., 1026 RIVERVIEW DR, ALMA, AR, 72921
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
956866784
Principal Investigator:
THOMAS JAKOBS
(479) 632-4166
TJAKOBS@INVOTEK.ORG
Business Contact:
() -
tjakobs@invotek.org
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed research may offer people who rely on assistive technology an exceptionally efficient method for entering words into computers and other assistive devices. We accomplish this by designing an on-screen keybo ard that uses gesture- enhanced word prediction techniques. The keyboard is gesture aware in the sense that it enables a person to enter words by moving the mouse cursor toward several letters in a word without requiring the person to select each on-screen letter by dwelling or clicking on it. The combination of word prediction and gesture recognition techniques may reduce the number of on-screen letters that the user must select by up to 75%. We will develop a prototype of the proposed system, and people w ho rely on assistive devices will evaluate it. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE. The proposed research may offer people with severe disability an exceptionally efficient method for entering words into computers and other assistive devices.

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