Palm gesture: Using palms as gesture interfaces for eyes-free input

Cheng Yao Wang, Min Chieh Hsiu, Po Tsung Chiu, Chiao Hui Chang, Li-Wwei Chan, Bing Yu Chen, Mike Y. Chen

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Abstract

In this paper, we explored eyes-free gesture interactions on palms, which enables users to interact with devices by drawing stroke gestures on palms without looking at palms. We conducted a 24-person user study to understand how users draw gestures on the palm with varying characteristics including regions, orientation and starting points. Based on the findings, we proposed two new interaction techniques for palmbased gesture interface. To explore and demonstrate the feasibility of the interaction, we implemented EyeWrist, a wristmounted prototype which detects gestures on palms by using an IR camera and laser-line projector. The preliminary evaluation revealed that EyeWrist enabled users to draw graffiti letter and multi-stroke gestures with above 90% accuracy and that both the concept of using palms as gesture interfaces for eyes-free input and the proposed two interaction techniques were appealing to users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI 2015 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages217-226
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450336529
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Aug 2015
Event17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 24 Aug 201527 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameMobileHCI 2015 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2015
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period24/08/1527/08/15

Keywords

  • Eyes-free input
  • Gesture input
  • Palm-based interaction
  • Stroke gestures
  • Wearable

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    Wang, C. Y., Hsiu, M. C., Chiu, P. T., Chang, C. H., Chan, L-W., Chen, B. Y., & Chen, M. Y. (2015). Palm gesture: Using palms as gesture interfaces for eyes-free input. In MobileHCI 2015 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (pp. 217-226). (MobileHCI 2015 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2785830.2785885