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Feet movement in desktop 3D interaction

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published

Publication date26/04/2014
Host publication3D User Interfaces (3DUI), 2014 IEEE Symposium on
PublisherIEEE
Pages71-74
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781479936243
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In this paper we present an exploratory work on the use of foot movements to support fundamental 3D interaction tasks. Depth cameras such as the Microsoft Kinect are now able to track users' motion unobtrusively, making it possible to draw on the spatial context of gestures and movements to control 3D UIs. Whereas multitouch and mid-air hand gestures have been explored extensively for this purpose, little work has looked at how the same can be accomplished with the feet. We describe the interaction space of foot movements in a seated position and propose applications for such techniques in three-dimensional navigation, selection, manipulation and system control tasks in a 3D modelling context. We explore these applications in a user study and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this modality for 3D UIs.