A Teleoperated Tablet and Ebook-Reader Holder for a Hands-Free Interaction
  • Max PascherEmail author
  • Stefan Schneegass
  • Jens Gerken
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11749)


Mobile devices are the core computing platform we use in our everyday life to communicate with friends, watch movies, or read books. For people with severe physical disabilities, such as tetraplegics, who cannot use their hands to operate such devices, these devices are barely usable. Tackling this challenge, we propose SwipeBuddy, a teleoperated robot allowing for touch interaction with a smartphone, tablet, or ebook-reader. The mobile device is mounted on top of the robot and can be teleoperated by a user through head motions and gestures controlling a stylus simulating touch input. Further, the user can control the position and orientation of the mobile device. We demonstrate the SwipeBuddy robot device and its different interaction capabilities.


Self-determined Life Head-based Interaction Human-Robot Interaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Human-Computer InteractionGelsenkirchenGermany
  2. 2.University of Duisburg-Essen, palunoEssenGermany

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