HaptiGlow: Helping Users Position their Hands for Better Mid-Air Gestures and Ultrasound Haptic Feedback

Freeman, E. , Vo, D.-B. and Brewster, S. (2019) HaptiGlow: Helping Users Position their Hands for Better Mid-Air Gestures and Ultrasound Haptic Feedback. In: IEEE World Haptics Conference 2019, the 8th Joint Eurohaptics Conference and the IEEE Haptics Symposium (WHC 2019), Tokyo, Japan, 9-12 July 2019, (Accepted for Publication)

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We present HaptiGlow, a technique that combines ultrasound haptics with peripheral visual feedback to help users find where to place their hand for improved mid-air interaction. Hand position is important. If a user's hand is poorly placed, input sensors may have difficulty recognising their gestures. Mid-air haptic feedback is also hard to perceive when the hand is in a poor position. Our novel feedback addresses this important usability problem. Our results show the combination of ultrasound haptics and peripheral visuals is effective, with the strengths of each leading to accurate (23mm) and fast (4.6s) guidance in a 3D targeting task. Our technique improves mid-air interaction by easily helping users find a good hand position.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This work is funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (737087: Levitate).
Status:Accepted for Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen and Freeman, Dr Euan and Vo, Dr Dong-Bach
Authors: Freeman, E., Vo, D.-B., and Brewster, S.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Glasgow Interactive Systems Section
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
702161LevitateStephen BrewsterEuropean Commission (EC)737087COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE