A Managing Agent for Sharing Multiple Modalities

title: A Managing Agent for Sharing Multiple Modalities
author: Boi Sletterink
published in: 1999
appeared as: Master of Science thesis
Delft University of Technology
pages: 101
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Multimodal user interfaces promise more natural man-machine communication, as well as improved accessibility for disabled people. When extending multimodal user interfaces beyond single application scenarios, providing a multimodal interface in a desktop, applications have to share access to input and output devices. This requires an agent that arbitrates between applications and low-level drivers. This thesis proposes a design for communication between driver, manager and application, and discusses a prototype implementation and preliminary testing results.

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