Input techniques to the surface around a smartphone using a magnet attached on a stylus

Tetsuya Abe, Buntarou Shizuki, Jiro Tanaka

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Abstract

We present input techniques for smartphones using a stylus based on magnetism. Our techniques use a magnet attached on a stylus and a three-axis internal magnetic sensor in a smartphone. Using our techniques, users can input into a smartphone using a stylus on the surface on which the smartphone is placed. This enables users to employ a wider surface than the display of the smartphone for input. In addition, our techniques require no additional sensors on the smartphone. In this paper, we present two input techniques: nonelectric and electric ones. In addition, we describe our stylus for use with each technique and a coordinates-estimation algorithm we implemented. We also describe two applications: a digit recognizer and a paint application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2016: #chi4good - Extended Abstracts, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages2395-2402
Number of pages8
Volume07-12-May-2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340823
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 7
Externally publishedYes
Event34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 2016 May 72016 May 12

Other

Other34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period16/5/716/5/12

Keywords

  • Around device interaction
  • Hall sensor
  • Magnetic sensor
  • Magnetism
  • Magnetometer
  • Mobile device
  • Pen interaction
  • Pen-shaped device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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    Abe, T., Shizuki, B., & Tanaka, J. (2016). Input techniques to the surface around a smartphone using a magnet attached on a stylus. In CHI EA 2016: #chi4good - Extended Abstracts, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Vol. 07-12-May-2016, pp. 2395-2402). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892376