Convenient Intelligent Cursor Control Web Systems for Internet Users With Severe Motor-ImpairmentsBy Surdilovic, Tihomir; Zhang, Yan-Qing; International Journal of Medical Informatics, Vol. 75, No. 1, pp. 86-100
Publication Date: January 2006
Paper discusses methods that can simplify and improve cursor control applications via fuzzy logic in order to allow Internet users with disabilities to use computers more efficiently. Point-and-click interactions are one of the key features of operating systems that are based on graphical user interfaces. People with severe motor impairments due to spinal cord injury (SCI) often have difficulty using pointing devices, which significantly limits their computer usage. The concept of the utilization of fuzzy logic in assistive technology applications is discussed, as fuzzy logic minimizes users’ fine motor difficulties by limiting the need for user input to achieve accurate, fast cursor positioning. A fuzzy mouse cursor control system designed by researchers at the Department of Computer Science at Georgia State University is also discussed, which consists of several fuzzy control functions. Descriptions of these functions, as well as the first prototype are presented.
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