User Centric Media. Second International ICST Conference, UCMedia 2010, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 1-3, 2010. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Multi-touch Solution to Build Personalized Interfaces for the Control of Remote Applications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-35145-7_2,
        author={Gianluca Paravati and Mattia Donna Bianco and Andrea Sanna and Fabrizio Lamberti},
        title={A Multi-touch Solution to Build Personalized Interfaces for the Control of Remote Applications},
        proceedings={User Centric Media. Second International ICST Conference, UCMedia 2010, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 1-3, 2010. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={UCMEDIA},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={Multi-Touch personalized interfaces human-machine interface remote control},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-35145-7_2}
    }
    
  • Gianluca Paravati
    Mattia Donna Bianco
    Andrea Sanna
    Fabrizio Lamberti
    Year: 2012
    A Multi-touch Solution to Build Personalized Interfaces for the Control of Remote Applications
    UCMEDIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35145-7_2
Gianluca Paravati1,*, Mattia Donna Bianco2,*, Andrea Sanna1,*, Fabrizio Lamberti1,*
  • 1: Politecnico di Torino
  • 2: CEDEO.net
*Contact email: gianluca.paravati@polito.it, mattia@cedeo.net, andrea.sanna@polito.it, fabrizio.lamberti@polito.it

Abstract

This paper presents a framework for controlling remote applications by means of personalized multi-touch interfaces. The designed framework allows end-users to fully personalize the mapping between gestures and input commands. A two-tier architecture has been developed. A formal description of the original interface is automatically generated at the server side to identify a set of available actions for controlling existing applications. The client is in charge of loading the description of the target application, allowing the user to shape the preferred mapping between gestures and actions. Finally, the server converts the identified actions into one or more commands understandable by the original computer interface. The implementation of the system for this work specifically relies on handheld multi-touch devices. Test results are encouraging, both from an objective and a subjective point of view; indeed, the designed framework resulted to outperform a traditional GUI both in terms of number of actions to perform a task and average completion time.