Vitty: Virtual touch typing interface with added finger buttons

Yongjae Lee, Jeonghyun Kim

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose to add individual finger buttons to a nominal interaction controller to realize a QWERTY like touch typing experience in virtual reality. The method is called Vitty, and the intuition behind it is real life typing is emulated by mapping the fingers/buttons to the appropriate sectional rows in the virtual QWERTY layout. Vitty is expected to reduce the mental and physical fatigue in the usual aiming and selecting of each small alphanumeric keys. We compare the performance and usability of Vitty to those of the typing interfaces as available with the current popular VR interaction controllers, and found that with minimal training, Vitty can be an inexpensive yet viable alternative for text input for VR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages111-119
Number of pages9
Volume10280
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10280
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Keywords

  • Alphanumeric/Text input
  • Controller
  • Interaction
  • Performance evaluation
  • Usability
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Lee, Y., & Kim, J. (2017). Vitty: Virtual touch typing interface with added finger buttons. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 10280, pp. 111-119). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10280). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57987-0_9