Improved typing on a flat keyboard via tactile key-identity feedback

Sung Hun Sim, Bing Wu, Roberta L. Klatzky

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    2 Scopus citations


    The present study investigated whether the information about key identity could be effectively delivered via tactile stimulation and if such information could be used to facilitate typing on flat virtual or real keyboards. Two sets of experiments were conducted using a flat-surface, pressure-sensitive keyboard. Participants were tested in a single-lettertyping task, in which tactile sounds were used to convey the key identity information as part of stimulus or as response feedback. The results found that while the key identity information could be conveyed through tactile sounds, an association between key identity and tactile stimulation had to be learned through training, and typing performance was facilitated by the association. The findings point to a potential strategy for using tactile key-identity feedback to improve virtual keyboard typing.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationIEEE Haptics Symposium 2016, HAPTICS 2016 - Proceedings
    EditorsSeungmoon Choi, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Greg Gerling
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509009039
    StatePublished - Apr 29 2016
    Event24th IEEE Haptics Symposium 2016, HAPTICS 2016 - Philadelphia, United States
    Duration: Apr 8 2016Apr 11 2016

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Haptics Symposium, HAPTICS
    ISSN (Print)2324-7347
    ISSN (Electronic)2324-7355


    Other24th IEEE Haptics Symposium 2016, HAPTICS 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited States

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Human-Computer Interaction


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