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Haptics and Gestures (Gesture-based Interfaces)

Haptics and Gestures (Gesture-based Interfaces)

Nonstop MOOC on methods and technologies for accessibility
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This course is part of the larger module "Methods and technologies for accessibility and their evaluation" which consists of over 25 modules (1 ECT each). If you want to become an expert at creating digitally accessible services, make sure to check them out.

Study format
Application period
6 August 2023 – 1 December 2024
Study period
6 August 2023 – 31 December 2024
Hosting university
Tampere University
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Learning outcomes

Learning Outcome 1

The student is able to understand the benefits of novel interaction mechanism for individuals with developmental disabilities.


Learning Outcome 2

The student will be able to consider how commercial applications ought to be made accessible through non-traditional input mechanisms.


Learning Outcome 3

The student will be able to design accessible applications.


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Technology overall, provides a safe, controlled, predictable environment for individuals with developmental disabilities, and using gestures and haptic interaction allows input mechanisms that do not rely on traditional keyboards and mouse interfaces. In this module, several different applications of gestures-based and haptic interaction will be presented and the limitation and benefits of each will be discussed. Example applications will be a combination of those that are commercially available and those that are developed in various research projects across the world.

Hosting university

Tampere University

Tampere University