HeadGesture: Hands-Free Input Approach Leveraging Head Movements for HMD Devices

Oct 07th, 2018

(IMWUT ’18)Yukang Yan,Chun Yu,XIN YI,Yuanchun Shi

We propose HeadGesture, a hands-free input approach to interact with HMD devices. Using HeadGesture, users do not need to raise their arms to perform gestures or operate remote controllers in the air. Instead, they perform simple gestures with head movement to interact. In this way, users’ hands are free to perform other tasks and it reduces the hand occlusion of the field of view and alleviates arm fatigue. Evaluation results demonstrate that the performance of HeadGesture is comparable to mid-air hand gestures and users feel significantly less fatigue.

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