A Mouse-Like Hands-Free Gesture Technique for Two-Dimensional Pointing
The use of motion sensing for input devices is becoming increasingly popular. In particular, hands-free gesture input is promising for such devices. We propose a mouse-like hands-free gesture technique for two-dimensional pointing. It is characterized as follows: (1) a user horizontally moves his/her hand to position a cursor shown on a vertical screen; (2) the user activates cursor movement by opening his/her hand, and deactivates it by clenching; (3) the user performs target selection by “clicking” in the air with his/her index finger; (4) the user is assisted in quick but precise cursor movement by automatic acceleration. We present results of a user study that experimentally compared the mouse-like technique with a tablet-like one.
KeywordsIndex Finger Hand Gesture Target Distance Target Selection Average Error Rate
This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 25540029.
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