Elderly Speech-Gaze Interaction State of the Art and Challenges for Interaction Design

Acartürk, Cengiz
Fal, Mehmetcal
Dias, Miguel Sales
Elderly people face problems when using current forms of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Developing novel and natural methods of interaction would facilitate resolving some of those issues. We propose that HCI can be improved by combining communication modalities, in particular, speech and gaze, in various ways. This study presents elderly speech-gaze interaction as a novel method in HCI, a review of literature for its potential of use, and discusses possible domains of application for further empirical investigations.


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Citation Formats
C. Acartürk, M. Fal, and M. S. Dias, “Elderly Speech-Gaze Interaction State of the Art and Challenges for Interaction Design,” 2015, vol. 9175, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/30883.