VR 2017

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

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Painting with Light: Gesture Based Light Control in Architectural Settings
Mohamed Handosa, Denis Gračanin, Hicham G. Elmongui, and Andrew Ciambrone
(Virginia Tech, USA; Alexandria University, Egypt)
Abstract: Lighting can play an essential role in supporting user tasks as well as creating an ambiance. Although users may feel excited about the supported functionality when a complex indoor lighting system is first deployed, the lack of a convenient interface may prevent them from taking the full advantage of the system. We propose a system and a 3D interaction technique for controlling indoor lights. The system is extendable and supports multiple users to control lights using either gestures or a GUI. Using a single Kinect sensor, the user is able to control lights from different positions in the room while standing or sitting down within the tracking range of the sensor. The selection and manipulation accuracy of the proposed technique together with the ease of use compared to other alternatives makes it a promising lighting control technique.


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