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Haptics and gestures (gesture-based interfaces)

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Technology overall, provides a safe, controlled, predictable environment for individuals with developmental disabilities, and using gestures and haptic interaction allows input mechanisms that do not rely on traditional keyboards and mouse interfaces. In this module, several different applications of gestures-based and haptic interaction will be presented and the limitation and benefits of each will be discussed. Example applications will be a combination of those that are commercially available and those that are developed in various research projects across the world.


After completing the module, the student is able to understand the benefits of novel interaction mechanism for individuals with developmental disabilities, consider how commercial applications ought to be made accessible through non-traditional input mechanisms, and design an accessible application.

Module level: Advanced

Degree level: Master

Language: English

Study mode: Online


Enrolment period: Continuous

Additional information: This course is studied independently online and at your own pace.

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Tampere University

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