A Mouse-Like Hands-Free Gesture Technique for Two-Dimensional Pointing

  • Yusaku Yokouchi
  • Hiroshi Hosobe
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 528)


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.


Index Finger Hand Gesture Target Distance Target Selection Average Error Rate 
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This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 25540029.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Computer and Information SciencesHosei UniversityKoganei-shiJapan

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