A chair as ubiquitous input device: Exploring semaphoric chair gestures for focused and peripheral interaction

Kathrin Probst, David Lindlbauer, Michael Haller, Bernhard Schwartz, Andreas Schrempf

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Abstract

During everyday office work we are used to controlling our computers with keyboard and mouse, while the majority of our body remains unchallenged and the physical workspace around us stays largely unattended. Addressing this untap-ped potential, we explore the concept of turning a flexible office chair into a ubiquitous input device. To facilitate daily desktop work, we propose the utilization of semaphor-ic chair gestures that can be assigned to specific application functionalities. The exploration of two usage scenarios in the context of focused and peripheral interaction demon-strates high potential of chair gestures as additional input modality for opportunistic, hands-free interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2014
Subtitle of host publicationOne of a CHInd - Conference Proceedings, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages4097-4106
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450324731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period26.04.201401.05.2014

Keywords

  • Gestural Interaction
  • Input Technologies
  • Interactive Chair

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