BlindType: Eyes-Free Text Entry on Handheld Touchpad by Leveraging Thumb's Muscle Memory

@article{Lu2017BlindTypeET,
  title={BlindType: Eyes-Free Text Entry on Handheld Touchpad by Leveraging Thumb's Muscle Memory},
  author={Yiqin Lu and Chun Yu and Xin Yi and Yuanchun Shi and Shengdong Zhao},
  journal={IMWUT},
  year={2017},
  volume={1},
  pages={18:1-18:24}
}
Eyes-free input is desirable for ubiquitous computing, since interacting with mobile and wearable devices often competes for visual attention with other devices and tasks. In this paper, we explore eyes-free typing on a touchpad using one thumb, wherein a user taps on an imaginary QWERTY keyboard while receiving text feedback on a separate screen. Our hypothesis is that users can transfer their typing ability obtained from visible keyboards to eyes-free use. We propose two statistical decoding… CONTINUE READING

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