Prototyping Input Controller for Touch-less Interaction with Ubiquitous Environments
Kamer Ali Yuksel, Serdar Hasan Adali
MHCI2011, MobileHCI2011 - International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) 2011
In ubiquitous computing environments, the information processing is integrated into everyday objects that are ideally small, inexpensive and wirelessly networked devices. Contemporary human-computer interaction models are not adequate to control miniaturized devices, which are distributed throughout everyday life and activities. This post-desktop model requires natural gesture-based interaction with distributed devices in an egocentric manner as opposed to the current device-centric interaction. In this work, we have utilized the recently proposed touch-less gesture-based interaction method based on magnetic field to provide a hardware basis for a wearable input controller. Furthermore, we have discussed how the proposed device can allow natural interaction with other devices within a ubiquitous computing environment such as personal area network.