PossessedHand

Techniques for controlling human hands using electrical muscles stimuli

Emi Tamaki, Takashi Miyaki, Jun Rekimoto

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Abstract

If a device can control human hands, the device can be useful for HCI and tangible application's output. To aid the controlling of finger movement, we present PossessedHand, a device with a forearm belt that can inform when and which fingers should be moved. PossessedHand controls the user's fingers by applying electrical stimulus to the muscles around the forearm. Each muscle is stimulated via 28 electrode pads. Muscles at different depths in the forearm can be selected for simulation by varying the stimulation level. PossessedHand can automatically calibrate the system for individuals. The automatic calibration system estimates relations between each electrode pad, stimulation level and muscle movement. Experiments show that PossessedHand can control the motion of 16 joints in the hand. Further, we also discuss an application based on this device to aid in playing a musical instrument.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Pages543-552
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011 - Vancouver, BC
Duration: 2011 May 72011 May 12

Other

Other29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011
CityVancouver, BC
Period11/5/711/5/12

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Musical instruments
Electrodes
Human computer interaction
Calibration
Experiments

Keywords

  • Electric stimulation
  • EMS
  • FES
  • Hand gesture
  • Musical performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Tamaki, E., Miyaki, T., & Rekimoto, J. (2011). PossessedHand: Techniques for controlling human hands using electrical muscles stimuli. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 543-552) https://doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979018

PossessedHand : Techniques for controlling human hands using electrical muscles stimuli. / Tamaki, Emi; Miyaki, Takashi; Rekimoto, Jun.

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2011. p. 543-552.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tamaki, E, Miyaki, T & Rekimoto, J 2011, PossessedHand: Techniques for controlling human hands using electrical muscles stimuli. in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. pp. 543-552, 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011, Vancouver, BC, 11/5/7. https://doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979018
Tamaki E, Miyaki T, Rekimoto J. PossessedHand: Techniques for controlling human hands using electrical muscles stimuli. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2011. p. 543-552 https://doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979018
Tamaki, Emi ; Miyaki, Takashi ; Rekimoto, Jun. / PossessedHand : Techniques for controlling human hands using electrical muscles stimuli. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2011. pp. 543-552
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