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Predictive text entry in immersive environments

McCaul, Barry and Sutherland, Alistair (2004) Predictive text entry in immersive environments. In: IEEE Virtual Reality 2004, 27-31 March 2004, Chicago, Illinois.

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One of the classic problems with immersive environments is data entry; with a head-mounted display (HMD) the user can no longer see the keyboard. Although for many applications data entry is not a requirement, for some it is essential: communicating in collaborative environments, entering a filename to which work can be saved, or accessing system controls. Combining data gloves and a graphically represented keyboard with a predictive spelling paradigm, we describe an effective text entry technique for immersive environments; we explore the key issues when using such a technique, and report the results of preliminary usability testing.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:collaborative environments; data entry; data gloves; graphically represented keyboard; head-mounted display; immersive environments; predictive spelling; predictive text entry; usability testing;
Subjects:Engineering > Virtual reality
Computer Science > Computer simulation
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Copyright Information:Copyright © 2004 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Virtual Reality 2004. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of Dublin City University's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.
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