7th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment

Research Article

Drawing Outside the Lines: Tracking-based Gesture Interaction in Mobile Augmented Entertainment

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259589,
        author={Wolfgang H\'{y}rst and Ronald Poppe and Jerry van Angeren},
        title={Drawing Outside the Lines: Tracking-based Gesture Interaction in Mobile Augmented Entertainment},
        proceedings={7th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={INTETAIN},
        year={2015},
        month={8},
        keywords={augmented reality handheld ar tracking-based interaction gesture-based interaction ar interaction},
        doi={10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259589}
    }
    
  • Wolfgang Hürst
    Ronald Poppe
    Jerry van Angeren
    Year: 2015
    Drawing Outside the Lines: Tracking-based Gesture Interaction in Mobile Augmented Entertainment
    INTETAIN
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259589
Wolfgang Hürst1,*, Ronald Poppe1, Jerry van Angeren1
  • 1: Utrecht University
*Contact email: huerst@uu.nl

Abstract

We present a proof-of-concept study for tracking- based gesture interaction in an augmented reality setting using tablets. By tracking a pen in front of a tablet using it’s integrated camera, we are able to map certain motions to gestures, which in turn are used to interact with the application. A comparative user study investigates the feasibility and usefulness of our approach with a simple augmented reality board game allowing translation and drawing gestures to move and create virtual board pieces, respectively. In particular, we demonstrate that users can handle it (and to what degree) and that they enjoy it (and what they potentially dislike). The results from the 25 participants of our experiment provide both subjective and objective evidence of the potential of tracking-based gesture interaction for augmented reality gaming.