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Effect of dynamic keyboard and word-prediction systems on text input speed in persons with functional tetraplegia

Samuel Pouplin, OT, MSc, et al.

People with disabilities can have difficulty using a computer and may type very slowly. Using 10 subjects with severe disabilities, we tested two systems for improving typing speed based on virtual keyboards. Word prediction improved typing speed for one in two people. A dynamic keyboard (which predicts the next letter) may be useful for people who cannot use a pointing device but not for those who can. Further studies are needed to improve the ergonomic design of the word-prediction system and to test the dynamic keyboard on more people.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.05.0094

Volume 51 Number 3, 2014
   Pages 467 — 480


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Pouplin S, Robertson J, Antoine J, Blanchet A, Kahloun JL, Volle P, Bouteille J, Lofaso F, Bensmail D. Effect of dynamic keyboard and word-prediction systems on text input speed in persons with functional tetraplegia. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):467–80.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.05.0094
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