VR 2017

2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), March 18-22, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Watchcasting: Freehand 3D Interaction with Off-the-Shelf Smartwatch
Krzysztof Pietroszek, Liudmila Tahai, James R. Wallace, and Edward Lank
(California State University at Monterey Bay, USA; University of Waterloo, Canada)
Abstract: We describe a mid-air, watch-based 3D interaction technique called Watchcasting. The technique enables target selection and translation by mapping z-coordinate position to forearm rotation. By replicat- ing a large display 3D selection study, we show that Watchcasting provides comparable performance to smartphone (Smartcasting) and electrical impedance myography (Myopoint) techniques. Our work demonstrates that an off-the-shelf smartwatch is a practical alternative for 3D interaction using specialized devices.


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