SurfaceMouse: supplementing multi-touch interaction with a virtual mouse

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  2. Dr Tom Bartindale
  3. Professor Patrick Olivier
Author(s)Bartindale T; Olivier P; Harrison C; Hudson SE
Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference NameProceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI)
Conference LocationFunchal, Madeira, Portugal
Year of Conference2011
Source Publication Date23-26 January 2011
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We present SurfaceMouse, a virtual mouse for multi-touch surface computing. Although moving away from the direct touch manipulation paradigm, our system brings many sig-nificant benefits seen in absolute clutched devices to sur-face computing. Features include high and variable control device gains, several degrees of freedom in a single hand gesture, ability to target small GUI items, and a familiar method for reaching far areas of large displays. Importantly, this benefit is realized by leveraging what users already know and have tremendous experience with - physical mice. Results from our proof-of-concept evaluation reflect this; users were able to use and recognize our system with-out training or prompts. Being entirely virtual, Surface-Mouse can be implemented in existing systems with little more than a software update.
PublisherACM Press
NotesPaper Acceptance Rate 65 of 203 submissions, 32%
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