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Organiser: Dr David Millard
Time: 23/03/2005 12:50-13:40
Location: B59/1257


Research into gesture based interactions have been part of the computing literature for at least 25 years and span a wide range of topics including mouse gestures, remote sensing of gestures and computer vision for gesture recognition. However, there has is currently very little uptake in everyday computing that takes advantage of the computer’s visual channel for gesture recognition. In an attempt to provide empirical evidence as to the benefits of gesture-based interactions, we conducted a study on the use of gestures for controlling secondary tasks in a multitasking situation. Results showed that gestures caused less distraction to the primary task than a keyboard by providing eyes-free interactions. In addition, a review of the process involved in setting up and conducting an HCI experiment at the lab will be presented and discussed during the talk.

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