Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. 5th International Conference, MobiCASE 2013, Paris, France, November 7-8, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Ring GINA: A Wearable Computer Interaction Device

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-05452-0_8,
        author={Joseph Greenspun and Kristofer Pister},
        title={Ring GINA: A Wearable Computer Interaction Device},
        proceedings={Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. 5th International Conference, MobiCASE 2013, Paris, France, November 7-8, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBICASE},
        year={2014},
        month={6},
        keywords={wearable computing sensor networks input device ring GINA},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-05452-0_8}
    }
    
  • Joseph Greenspun
    Kristofer Pister
    Year: 2014
    Ring GINA: A Wearable Computer Interaction Device
    MOBICASE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05452-0_8
Joseph Greenspun1,*, Kristofer Pister1
  • 1: University of California, Berkeley
*Contact email: greenspun@berkeley.edu

Abstract

The Ring GINA platform is capable of sensing and interpreting a user’s hand and finger movements to emulate and enhance the functions of classic input methods to smartphones, tablets, and heads-up displays. A wearable platform frees the user from the need to know hand position relative to a keyboard or touchscreen, and grants the ability to perform gestures in open space or on any surface. Here, a method is presented that utilizes these rings as a text input system. In moving forward, efforts are being focused on creating a library of gestures to perform additional tasks, as well as further miniaturizing the mote and ring.