BackPat: One-handed Off-screen Patting Gestures
Seipp, Karsten and Devlin, Kate. 2014. 'BackPat: One-handed Off-screen Patting Gestures'. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human-computer Interaction with Mobile Devices & Services. Toronto, Canada 23-26 September. [Conference or Workshop Item]
Official URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2628363.2628396
Abstract or Description
We present BackPat -- a technique for supporting one-handed smartphone operation by using pats of the index finger, middle finger or thumb on the back or side of the device. We devise a novel method using the device's microphone and gyroscope that enables finger-specific gesture detection and explore efficiency and user acceptance of gesture execution for each finger in three user studies with novice BackPat users.