ThumbSlide: An interaction technique for smartwatches using a thumb slide movement

Shuhei Aoyama, Buntarou Shizuki, Jiro Tanaka

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Abstract

We present ThumbSlide, which is an interaction technique for a smartwatch that prevents occlusion caused by the user's finger; the technique realizes continuous manipulation by estimating the moving amount of the thumb. Combining with any determining operation (e.g., clench of the hand), our technique enables the user to select a target by only the hand that is wearing a smartwatch. Our system estimates the moving amount of the thumb by muscles' expansion caused by its movement. The muscle expansion is measured by a specially designed wrist-worn sensor device. Moreover, the device can recognize the clench of the hand as an instantaneous change of the wrist's contour. In this paper, we show the implementation of ThumbSlide and its example applications.

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
Pages2403-2409
Number of pages7
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

  • Gestures
  • On-body interaction
  • Photo-reflectivity
  • Wearable computing
  • Wrist's contour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Aoyama, S., Shizuki, B., & Tanaka, J. (2016). ThumbSlide: An interaction technique for smartwatches using a thumb slide movement. In CHI EA 2016: #chi4good - Extended Abstracts, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Vol. 07-12-May-2016, pp. 2403-2409). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892435