HoVR-type: smartphone as a typing interface in VR using hovering

Youngwon R. Kim, Jeonghyun Kim

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Abstract

We propose a text entry method for VR, using the smartphone and its hovering function, called the HoVR-Type. The hovering function effectively acts as the finger tracking sensor thereby allowing the user to type in the virtual space. When added with the additional phase to correct the initial touch input and having the final key entered upon the finger release, the proposed method showed competitive performance to that of the conventional "aimand-shoot" method and also exhibited much higher usability. Overall, the use of the smartphone leverages on the already established mobile user experience and can be further extended to other VR interaction techniques so that one can use the common smartphone as an all-purpose VR interaction device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - VRST 2016: 22nd ACM Conference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages333-334
Number of pages2
Volume02-04-November-2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344913
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 2
Event22nd ACM Conference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2016 Nov 22016 Nov 4

Other

Other22nd ACM Conference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2016
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period16/11/216/11/4

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Keywords

  • Hovering
  • Smartphone interaction
  • Text entry
  • Touch input
  • VR input

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

Cite this

Kim, Y. R., & Kim, J. (2016). HoVR-type: smartphone as a typing interface in VR using hovering. In Proceedings - VRST 2016: 22nd ACM Conference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (Vol. 02-04-November-2016, pp. 333-334). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2993369.2996330