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Korean Text Input System for Elderly using Grip Type Game Controller

그립형 게임 컨트롤러를 이용한 노인용 한글 입력 시스템

  • Received : 2009.08.25
  • Accepted : 2009.09.14
  • Published : 2009.12.28

Abstract

As an advance in medical technology development is being made, and people are increasingly aware of the importance of health, related investments and people's average life expectancy rise, which in turn leads to an increase in elderly people. Also, with a growing number of elderly people enjoying their leisure activities, the utilization of multimedia contents using computers is on the increase, leading to an activated research into the establishment of digital culture for the elderly people. This paper proposes a Korean text input system to enable the elderly to utilize digital contents. Text input interface has conventionally depended on keyboards. However, the keyboard wherein many keys are dispersed creates problems for the elderly, such as a protracted recognition of keys and a lowered concentration when they use the keyboard. To address these problems, in this paper, the grip type controller interface for console games was used and a corresponding alphabet location algorithm was developed. To verify these efforts, a simulator was developed to test 20 elderly people; as a result, their satisfaction over and convenience of using the grip type interface increased.

Keywords

Grip Controller;Interface for Eldery;Input System

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 호서대학교

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