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Providing visual support for selecting reactive elements in intelligent environments

: Majewski, Martin; Braun, Andreas; Marinc, Alexander; Kuijper, Arjan


Gavrilova, Marina L. (Ed.); Tan, C.J. Kenneth (Ed.); Kuijper, Arjan (Guest Ed.):
Transactions on Computational Science XVIII : Special Issue on Cyberworlds; Papers selected from 75 submissions to the International Conference on Cyberworlds 2012, held in Darmstadt, Germany, September 25 - 27, 2012
Berlin: Springer, 2013 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7848)
ISBN: 978-3-642-38802-6 (Print)
EISBN: 978-3-642-38803-3 (Online)
ISBN: 3-642-38802-7
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-38803-3
International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW) <11, 2012, Darmstadt>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IGD ()
gesture based interaction; Human-computer interaction (HCI); feedback; ambient intelligence (AmI)

When realizing gestural interaction in a typical living environment there often is an offset between user-perceived and machine-perceived direction of pointing, which can hinder reliable selection of elements in the surroundings. This work presents a support system that provides visual feedback to a freely gesturing user; thus enabling reliable selection of and interaction with reactive elements in intelligent environments. We have created a prototype that is showcasing this feedback method based on gesture recognition using the Microsoft Kinect and visual support provision using a custom built laser-robot. Finally an evaluation has been performed, in order to prove the efficiency of such a system, acquire usability feedback and determine potential learning effects for gesture-based interaction.