Publication Details

Pamungkas, D. & Ward, K. (2015). Using hand tracking and electro-tactile stimulation to facilitate learning touch typing. Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning (EeL2015) (pp. 95-100).


Learning to touch-type can be a more difficult task when the user has acquired incorrect or bad typing practices after many years of ad-hock ke\ boarding and computer use. In this paper we introduce a novel training aid to facilitate the learning of touch-typing, particularly the learning of the correct finger-key associations. Our learning system differs to existing touch-typing tutor applications in that we also monitor the finger positions with a hand motion tracking sensor to check that the correct fingers are being used to press the correct keys. Our system also uses electro-neural finger stimulation to enhance learning of the correct finger-key associations. We provide our preliminary experimental results that demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach for learning the correct finger-key associations required for touch-typing