Interaction techniques using a spherical cursor for 3d targets acquisition and indicating in volumetric displays

Masaki Naito, Buntarou Shizuki, Jiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Hosobe

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

3 Citations (Scopus)


We present several innovative interaction techniques for 3D target acquisition and indication. These techniques make use of the shape of our cylindrical multi-touch interface, which we are developing as an interface for a volumetric display. Our interaction techniques are used to control a spherical cursor in 3D space. Notably, our techniques use a two-handed operation in which the position and size of the area touched is mapped directly to the position and size of the spherical cursor. This mapping can instantly determine the 4DOF of the spherical cursor, i.e., its 3D coordinates and its radius, and thus allows rapid 3D target acquisition and indication.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5190801
Pages (from-to)607-612
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 19
Event2009 13th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2009 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2009 Jul 152009 Jul 17


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Cite this