Virtual tangible widgets: Seamless universal interaction with personal sensing devices

Eiji Tokunaga, Hiroaki Kimura, Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Tatsuo Nakajima

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    Abstract

    Using a single personal device as an universal controller for diverse services is a promising approach to solving the problem of too many controllers in ubiquitous multimodal environments. However, the current approaches to universal controllers cannot provide intuitive control because they are restricted to traditional mobile user interfaces such as small keys or small touch panels. We propose Vidgets, which is short for virtual tangible widgets, as an approach to selecting and controlling ubiquitous services with virtually implemented tangible user interfaces based on a single sensing personal device equipped with a digital camera and several physical sensors. We classify the use of the universal controller into the three stages: (a) searching for a service, (b) grasping the service and (c) using the service. User studies with our prototype implementation indicate that the smooth transition and integration of the three stages improve the overall interaction with our universal controller.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI'05
    Pages325-332
    Number of pages8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventSeventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI'05 - Trento
    Duration: 2005 Oct 42005 Oct 6

    Other

    OtherSeventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI'05
    CityTrento
    Period05/10/405/10/6

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    Controllers
    User interfaces
    Digital cameras
    Sensors

    Keywords

    • Handheld augmented reality
    • Interaction techniques
    • Personal mobile devices
    • Ubiquitous computing
    • Universal controllers
    • Virtual tangible user interface

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Tokunaga, E., Kimura, H., Kobayashi, N., & Nakajima, T. (2005). Virtual tangible widgets: Seamless universal interaction with personal sensing devices. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI'05 (pp. 325-332) https://doi.org/10.1145/1088463.1088518

    Virtual tangible widgets : Seamless universal interaction with personal sensing devices. / Tokunaga, Eiji; Kimura, Hiroaki; Kobayashi, Nobuyuki; Nakajima, Tatsuo.

    Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI'05. 2005. p. 325-332.

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

    Tokunaga, E, Kimura, H, Kobayashi, N & Nakajima, T 2005, Virtual tangible widgets: Seamless universal interaction with personal sensing devices. in Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI'05. pp. 325-332, Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI'05, Trento, 05/10/4. https://doi.org/10.1145/1088463.1088518
    Tokunaga E, Kimura H, Kobayashi N, Nakajima T. Virtual tangible widgets: Seamless universal interaction with personal sensing devices. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI'05. 2005. p. 325-332 https://doi.org/10.1145/1088463.1088518
    Tokunaga, Eiji ; Kimura, Hiroaki ; Kobayashi, Nobuyuki ; Nakajima, Tatsuo. / Virtual tangible widgets : Seamless universal interaction with personal sensing devices. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ICMI'05. 2005. pp. 325-332
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