FaceTouch: Touch Interaction for Mobile Virtual Reality

We present FaceTouch, a mobile Virtual Reality (VR) headmounted display (HMD) that leverages the backside as a touch-sensitive surface. FaceTouch allows the user to point at and select virtual content inside their field-of-view by touching the corresponding location at the backside of the HMD utilizing their sense of proprioception. This allows for a rich interaction (e.g. gestures) in mobile and nomadic scenarios without having to carry additional accessories (e.g. gamepad). We built a prototype of FaceTouch and present interaction techniques and three example applications that leverage the FaceTouch design space.

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Gugenheimer, Jan; Dobbelstein, David; Winkler, Christian; Haas, Gabriel; Rukzio, Enrico FaceTouch: Enabling Touch Interaction in Display Fixed UIs for Mobile Virtual Reality In Proceedings of UIST 2016 (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology), Oktober 2016

DOI: 10.1145/2984511.2984576

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Gugenheimer, Jan; Dobbelstein, David; Winkler, Christian; Haas, Gabriel; Rukzio, Enrico FaceTouch: Touch Interaction for Mobile Virtual Reality In Adj. Proc. (Demo) of CHI 2016 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), Mai 2016

DOI: 10.1145/2851581.2890242

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