ForceClicks: Enabling efficient button interaction with single finger touch

Sangeon Yong, Liwei Chan, Edward Jangwon Lee, Juhan Nam, Roshan Peiris

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Abstract

ForceClicks is a novel touch button input technique for consecutive clicking which incorporates touch force sensors. From force data of a single continuous touch over time, ForceClicks detects peaks and generates discrete clicks. Compared to typical button interaction, this is effective in a sense that consecutive clicks do not require finger positional movements. Additionally, stable force over a certain time threshold can trigger an alternate state, long press, and can be mapped to other actions. The usability of ForceClicks has been evaluated in terms of a) scattering level and b) efficiency. Results suggest higher stability than typical touch, especially when the task requires visual engagement on remote content. The relatively scatter-free characteristic of ForceClicks allows it to be applied on rapid clicking while gaming, and reduce of visual dedication allows easier control of external devices, and two applications, a shooting game and a number picker, are presented for demonstration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages489-493
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346764
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Mar 2017
Event11th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2017 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 20 Mar 201723 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameTEI 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

Conference

Conference11th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2017
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period20/03/1723/03/17

Keywords

  • 3D touch
  • Force Touch
  • Gestures
  • Touch screen

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