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Sumaiya Khatun
Apr 30, 2022
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In addition, you do not have to go through the Special Database trouble of typing everything in: an efficient and safe solution. Secondly, multimodal interfaces make life easier for people with a sensory impairment. In an article by The Atlantic , Ian Boost describes how digital assistant Alexa has changed his blind father's life forever. There have always Special Database been applications for blind users on PC and mobile, but they have always come with quite a steep learning curve and many flaws. With Alexa, however, for the first time he can easily call his loved ones, have his emails read aloud and ask what the weather is like outside. Also read: An interface is human: in 5 steps to Special Database natural interaction Your smartphone is your sixth sense A smartphone may not be able to smell or taste, but it does have other sensors that can serve as senses. One of the most famous games where this Special Database comes into its own is Wari Ware. There are hundreds of different microgames, where the input has to be given in a different way each time. Check out the video below: one time Special Database you have to blow, the next you shake and the other time you spin. Microphone, accelerometer, gyroscope, all sensors from your phone are used. Your wearables betray your emotions All these new ways of collecting data come in handy when developing new Natural User Interfaces. At the moment, for example, a lot of research (pdf) is being done into predicting emotions based on sensor data from wearables† As a user, you Special Database no longer provide explicit input, but the devices predict what you need. A smartwatch can currently measure your Special Database heart rate and draw conclusions about your sleep and movement rhythm. In the future, a number of sensors may be added, such as for electrical resistance of the skin, a Special Database measure of sweat production. A higher heart rate and increased sweat production can indicate frustration or fear. Your smart home lighting installation could adapt to this by using softer light tones. In addition, your radio Special Database could cheer you up by playing your favorite music.
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Sumaiya Khatun
Apr 30, 2022
In Welcome to the Forum
By input modalities we mean all the ways in Special Database which we as humans can convey a message. Written text and speech are often the most efficient means, but specific movements and patterns can also contain information. For example, waving at someone is a specific way of greeting someone. Output modalities, on the other Special Database hand, are all the ways in which the interface can give feedback back to the user. Think of visual displays (the on/off light on your TV), sound effects (the alarm of your clock radio), but also Special Database vibrations (when you receive a message on your smartphone) or even scents (with aromatherapy). The idea of ​​multimodal interfaces is not new, by Special Database the way. As early as 1979, the American MIT was working on an interface that combined speech and movement input. Today, the gaming industry is often the first to Special Database experiment with new modalities and new ways of human-machine interaction. The rules of a game are often clearly defined, making it relatively easier to build a working prototype. For example, a Microsoft Kinect allowed the Xbox to recognize gestures and movements for the first time. Thanks to this NUI, the Special Database gaming experience immediately became a lot more interesting. Multimodal interfaces: 1+1 = 3 Apart from the Special Database fact that multimodal interfaces are often cool and futuristic, they also have a number of practical advantages. First, it becomes a lot easier to multitask. Normally you can only focus on one thing at a time per sense or modality. For example, it's impossible to pay attention to the road in Special Database your car and set up your navigation system at the same time – you need your vision for both tasks. However, your brain can process two different streams of information at the same time. By Special Database controlling your navigation system with voice commands, you can keep your view on the road and perform two tasks at once.
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