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Effects of Holding Ring Attached to Mobile Devices on Pointing Accuracy

  • Yuya Kawabata
  • Daisuke Komoriya
  • Yuki Kubo
  • Buntarou Shizuki
  • Jiro Tanaka
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9732)

Abstract

It is difficult for a user to operate a touch screen device accurately under the eyes-free condition. The difficulties arise from the absence of visual or tactile feedback under this condition. This research focuses on the effectiveness of a holding ring attached to the back of mobile devices to improve pointing accuracy under the eyes-free condition. We explored the extent to which the holding ring improves the pointing accuracy by preparing three mobile devices with holding rings attached in different positions and a mobile device without a holding ring. The pointing accuracy was then evaluated by performing user studies. The result suggested that the pointing accuracy could be improved under the target condition, which is 15.4 mm \(\times \) 10.4 mm, by attaching the holding ring.

Keywords

Eyes-free input Back-of-device interaction Tactile feedback One-handed operation Touch screen Smartphone Thumb-based input 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuya Kawabata
    • 1
  • Daisuke Komoriya
    • 1
  • Yuki Kubo
    • 1
  • Buntarou Shizuki
    • 1
  • Jiro Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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