Freeze view touch and finger gesture based interaction methods for handheld augmented reality interfaces

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University of Canterbury. Human Interface Technology Laboratory
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Bai, H.
Lee, G.A.
Billinghurst, Mark

Interaction techniques for handheld mobile Augmented Reality (AR) often focus on device-centric methods based around touch input. However, users may not be able to easily interact with virtual objects in mobile AR scenes if they are holding the handheld device with one hand and touching the screen with the other, while at the same time trying to maintain visual tracking of an AR marker. In this paper we explore novel interaction methods for handheld mobile AR that overcomes this problem. We investigate two different approaches; (1) freeze view touch and (2) finger gesture based interaction. We describe how each method is implemented and present findings from a user experiment comparing virtual object manipulation with these techniques to more traditional touch methods.

Bai, H., Lee, G.A., Billinghurst, M. (2012) Freeze view touch and finger gesture based interaction methods for handheld augmented reality interfaces. Dunedin, New Zealand: 27th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ '12), 26-28 Nov 2012. Proceedings:, 126-131.
handheld mobile augmented reality, freeze view touch, finger gesture based interaction
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Field of Research::08 - Information and Computing Sciences::0801 - Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing::080111 - Virtual Reality and Related Simulation
Fields of Research::46 - Information and computing sciences::4606 - Distributed computing and systems software::460608 - Mobile computing