Evaluating the Effects of Feedback Type on Older Adults' Performance in Mid-Air Pointing and Target Selection

Arthur Theil Cabreira, Faustina Hwang
2018 Proceedings of the Symposium on Spatial User Interaction - SUI '18  
Hands-free" pointing techniques used in mid-air gesture interaction require precise motor control and dexterity. Although being applied in a growing number of interaction contexts over the past few years, this input method can be challenging for older users (60+ years old) who experience natural decline in pointing abilities due to natural ageing process. We report the findings of a target acquisition experiment in which older adults had to perform "pointand-select" gestures in mid-air. The
more » ... riment investigated the effect of 6 feedback conditions on pointing and selection performance of older users. Our findings suggest that the bimodal combination of Visual and Audio feedback lead to faster target selection times for older adults, but did not lead to making less errors. Furthermore, target location on screen was found to play a more important role in both selection time and accuracy of pointand-select tasks than feedback type.
doi:10.1145/3267782.3267933 dblp:conf/sui/CabreiraH18 fatcat:3mdccli3hzh35bulgufa4zyuhe