Tactile Feedback for Above-Device Gesture Interfaces

Euan Freeman, Stephen Brewster, Vuokko Lantz
2014 Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction - ICMI '14  
Above-device gesture interfaces let people interact in the space above mobile devices using hand and finger movements. For example, users could gesture over a mobile phone or wearable without having to use the touchscreen. We look at how above-device interfaces can also give feedback in the space over the device. Recent haptic and wearable technologies give new ways to provide tactile feedback while gesturing, letting touchless gesture interfaces give touch feedback. In this paper we take a
more » ... t detailed look at how tactile feedback can be given during above-device interaction. We compare approaches for giving feedback (ultrasound haptics, wearables and direct feedback) and also look at feedback design. Our findings show that tactile feedback can enhance above-device gesture interfaces.
doi:10.1145/2663204.2663280 dblp:conf/icmi/FreemanBL14 fatcat:l2pvkipmpzgurpwbxjla7yi3ri