Ambient Gestures

Karam, Maria, Hare, Jonathon, Lewis, Paul and schraefel, m.c. (2006) Ambient Gestures.


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We present Ambient Gestures, a novel gesture-based system designed to support ubiquitous ‘in the environment’ interactions with everyday computing technology. Hand gestures and audio feedback allow users to control computer applications without reliance on a graphical user interface, and without having to switch from the context of a non-computer task to the context of the computer. The Ambient Gestures system is composed of a vision recognition software application, a set of gestures to be processed by a scripting application and a navigation and selection application that is controlled by the gestures. This system allows us to explore gestures as the primary means of interaction within a multimodal, multimedia environment. In this paper we describe the Ambient Gestures system, define the gestures and the interactions that can be achieved in this environment and present a formative study of the system. We conclude with a discussion of our findings and future applications of Ambient Gestures in ubiquitous computing.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
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Keywords: Gestures, multimodal interaction, HCI, multimedia, ubiquitous computing, transparent computing
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
ePrint ID: 262030
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
March 2006Published
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:04
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