Muscle Tremor as an Input Mechanism
Steven Strachan and Roderick Murray-Smith
In: UIST 2004, Oct 2004, Santa Fe.
We present the use of human physiological tremor, detected
by a linear accelerometer, as a novel form of input for mobile
devices. This allows the device to be aware if it is being
held in a human hand, and in which posture. It also has security
applications, as human tremor characteristics are individual.
We describe two simple demonstrations of the use of
tremor. One demo uses isometric muscle tremor as a proxy
for a pressure sensor, and allows a user to ‘pump up’ an onscreen
balloon. The second demo simulates a mobile phone
application, using muscle tremor to enable the device to be
aware if it is currently held by human hand, and to stop ringing
when picked up.
|EPrint Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Demo video available online:
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|Deposited By:||Roderick murray-smith|
|Deposited On:||02 November 2004|