Cyclopsring: Enabling whole-hand and context-aware interactions through a fisheye ring

Li-Wei Chan, Yi Ling Chen, Chi Hao Hsieh, Rong Hao Liang, Bing Yu Chen

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Abstract

This paper presents CyclopsRing, a ring-style fisheye imaging wearable device that can be worn on hand webbings to enable whole-hand and context-aware interactions. Observing from a central position of the hand through a fisheye perspective, CyclopsRing sees not only the operating hand, but also the environmental contexts that involve with the hand-based interactions. Since CyclopsRing is a finger-worn device, it also allows users to fully preserve skin feedback of the hands. This paper demonstrates a proof-of-concept device, reports the performance in hand-gesture recognition using random decision forest (RDF) method, and, upon the gesture recognizer, presents a set of interaction techniques including on-finger pinch-and-slide input, in-air pinch-and-motion input, palm-writing input, and their interactions with the environmental contexts. The experiment obtained an 84.75% recognition rate of hand gesture input from a database of seven hand gestures collected from 15 participants. To our knowledge, CyclopsRing is the first ring-wearable device that supports whole-hand and context-aware interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2015 - Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages549-556
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450337793
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Nov 2015
Event28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2015 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: 8 Nov 201511 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameUIST 2015 - Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Conference

Conference28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2015
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period8/11/1511/11/15

Keywords

  • Finger touch input
  • Hand gesture input
  • Palm touch input
  • Ring
  • Wearable devices
  • Whole-hand interaction

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