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Text Entry Rate of Access Interfaces: A Systematic Review

The purpose of this systematic review was to search the available research involving AT control interfaces and conduct a quantitative synthesis of text entry rates associated with common interfaces. We have extended this work to examine the effect of user diagnosis, body site, and experience with the access interface (manuscript in review).

AT-node web application

Home page of AT-node web application
Home page of AT-node web application

We have built a web application to provide search access to all of the data. AT-node provides a graphical summary of the retrieved data, a full table of all data, and citations/abstracts for every retrieved study. Try it at kpronline.com/atnode.

More details on AT-node design and development:

  1. A short paper that outlines the design and development process.
  2. The main data from this review is publicly available in a spreadsheet.
  3. To put the study data into a relational database, we designed this database schema.
  4. You can view an early Marvel prototype. We used this to explore the user interface and visual design before implementing real functionality.
  5. We showed an early functioning version at a 2017 RESNA conference workshop, with these results.

Publications from this work

  1. Koester HH, Arthanat S. (2017). Effect of diagnosis, body site, and experience on text entry rate of individuals with physical disabilities: A systematic review. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, ePub ahead of print.
  2. Koester HH, Arthanat S. (2017). Text Entry Rate of Access Interfaces Used by People with Physical Disabilities: A Systematic Review. Assistive Technology, ePub ahead of print.
  3. Koester HH, Arthanat S. (2017). Text Entry Rate of Access Interfaces Used by People with Physical Impairments. Proceedings of RESNA 2017 Conference, Arlington, VA.
  4. Koester HH, Arthanat S. (2016). Systematic Review of Text Entry Methods for People with Physical Impairments. Paper published in Proceedings of RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference, Arlington, VA.

Funded by

We do not currently have specific funding for this project.