Variability in wrist-tilt accelerometer based gesture interfaces

Crossan, A. and Murray-Smith, R. (2004) Variability in wrist-tilt accelerometer based gesture interfaces. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3160, pp. 144-155. (doi: 10.1007/b100594)



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In this paper we describe a study that examines human performance in a tilt control targeting task on a PDA. A three-degree of freedom accelerometer attached to the base of the PDA allows users to navigate to the targets by tilting their wrist in different directions. Post hoc analysis of performance data has been used to classify the ease of targeting and variability of movement in the different directions. The results show that there is an increase in variability of motions upwards from the centre, compared to downwards motions. Also the variability in the x axis component of the motion was greater than that in the y axis. This information can be used to guide designers as to the ease of various relative motions, and can be used to reshape the dynamics of the interaction to make each direction equally easy to achieve.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor Roderick and Crossan, Dr Andrew
Authors: Crossan, A., and Murray-Smith, R.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2004 Springer
First Published:First published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3160:144-155
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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