Development of a Prototype for Non-contact Keyboard
There are certain needs for non-contact input devices such as non-contact keyboard. Medical people such as doctors and nurses cannot use keyboards in the operation room because of the hygienic problem. Even ordinary people cannot use keyboards when they use head mounted display for full VR environment because they cannot see the keyboards. In order to solve such a problem, we propose employing a motion sensor device. A motion sensor device is a device for sensing motions. It detects human gestures such as handshakes and fingertip movements. Recently LeapMotion is gaining popularity as a non-contact input means, but we can observe few implementations of keyboard using LeapMotion. In this paper, we report our experiences of developing a non-contact keyboard system using LeapMotion.
KeywordsHuman factors Human-systems integration User interface Human computer interaction
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