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WeSlide: Gestural text entry for elderly users of interactive television

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th European Conference on Interactive TV and Video, EuroITV 2013
Pages55-58
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event11th European Conference on Interactive TV and Video, EuroITV 2013 - Como, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201326 Jun 2013

Conference

Conference11th European Conference on Interactive TV and Video, EuroITV 2013
CountryItaly
CityComo
Period24/06/1326/06/13

Abstract

Interactive television provides useful services for older people. These include social networking tools, video on demand, and broadcast TV. Many of the Internet-mediated services require text entry. The usual multi-tap text entry supplied with TV remote control is not suitable to many older people. In this paper, we evaluate WeSlide, a gestural text entry technique that uses the Wiimote as the input device. We conducted a study to compare WeSlide with the multi-tap technique. WeSlide was faster and less error prone and users strongly preferred it over multi-tap.

Keywords

  • Elderly users, Gestural interaction, Interactive television, Text entry, Wiimote