Tactile Feedback for Above-Device Gesture Interfaces

Freeman, E. , Brewster, S. and Lantz, V. (2014) Tactile Feedback for Above-Device Gesture Interfaces. In: 16th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Istanbul, Turkey, Nov 12-16 2014, pp. 419-426. ISBN 9781450328852 (doi:10.1145/2663204.2663280)

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Abstract

Above-device gesture interfaces let people interact in the space above mobile devices using hand and finger movements. For example, users could gesture over a mobile phone or wearable without having to use the touchscreen. We look at how above-device interfaces can also give feedback in the space over the device. Recent haptic and wearable technologies give new ways to provide tactile feedback while gesturing, letting touchless gesture interfaces give touch feedback. In this paper we take a first detailed look at how tactile feedback can be given during above-device interaction. We compare approaches for giving feedback (ultrasound haptics, wearables and direct feedback) and also look at feedback design. Our findings show that tactile feedback can enhance above-device gesture interfaces.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen and Freeman, Dr Euan
Authors: Freeman, E., Brewster, S., and Lantz, V.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781450328852
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 ACM
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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