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Supporting hand gestures in mobile remote collaboration: A usability evaluation


Huang, W and Alem, L, Supporting hand gestures in mobile remote collaboration: A usability evaluation, Proceedings of the 25th BCS Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 6-8 July 2011, Newcastle, UK, pp. 211-216. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Rapid advances in networking and hardware have made it possible for remotely located individuals to perform physical tasks together. Although a range of systems have been developed for remote collaboration, how to support the richness of hand gestures for an expert guiding a mobile worker located in a non-traditional-desktop environment has not been fully explored. HandsOnVideo is a system developed to fill this gap. The system uses a near-eye display to support mobility and unmediated representations of hands to support remote gestures. A usability evaluation has been conducted to gain in-depth understanding of the usefulness and usability of HandsOnVideo and the study yields positive results. In this paper, we describe the evaluation method, report the experimental results, discuss the findings and envision possible future improvements.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Remote guiding; mobile collaboration; hand gesture, usability evaluation; user interface
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Huang, W (Dr Tony Huang)
ID Code:90154
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-27
Last Modified:2017-11-13
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