HoVR-Type: Smartphone as a typing interface in VR using hovering

Youngwon R. Kim, Jeonghyun Kim

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6 Citations (Scopus)

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 'aim-and-shoot' method and also exhibited much higher usability. HoVR-Type also showed a significantly faster speed of input for the individual character. However, it remains to improve the interface with regards to reducing the error. 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 publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages200-203
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509055449
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 29
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2017 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 2017 Jan 82017 Jan 10

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period17/1/817/1/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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    Kim, Y. R., & Kim, J. (2017). HoVR-Type: Smartphone as a typing interface in VR using hovering. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2017 (pp. 200-203). [7889285] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCE.2017.7889285