Direct Interaction Word-Gesture Text Input in Virtual Reality

Spiess, Florian and Weber, Philipp and Schuldt, Heiko. (2022) Direct Interaction Word-Gesture Text Input in Virtual Reality. In: 2022 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR). Proceedings. pp. 140-144.

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As Virtual Reality (VR) devices become more affordable and experience a more widespread adoption, applications for this immersive technology become more diverse, increasingly also including text-based uses, such as messaging and text processing. While text input methods for VR have existed for a long time, none have reached the ease-of-use or performance of conventional, physical keyboards. In the absence of physical keyboards, touch-screen devices have adopted word-gesture keyboards, that allow users to input text through smooth motions. In this work, we introduce a word-gesture keyboard for VR that uses direct interaction with a virtual keyboard, to allow a more direct transfer of hand motion. We present a preliminary evaluation with promising results, which suggest usability improvements over more well established methods of text input in VR.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Mathematik und Informatik > Informatik > Databases and Information Systems (Schuldt)
UniBasel Contributors:Schuldt, Heiko and Spiess, Florian and Weber, Philipp
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item, refereed
Conference or workshop item Subtype:Conference Paper
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