We propose a text entry method for VR, using the smartphone and its hovering function, called the HoVR-Type. The hovering function effectively acts as the finger tracking sensor thereby allowing the user to type in the virtual space. When added with the additional phase to correct the initial touch input and having the final key entered upon the finger release, the proposed method showed competitive performance to that of the conventional 'aim-and-shoot' method and also exhibited much higher usability. HoVR-Type also showed a significantly faster speed of input for the individual character. However, it remains to improve the interface with regards to reducing the error. Overall, the use of the smartphone leverages on the already established mobile user experience and can be further extended to other VR interaction techniques so that one can use the common smartphone as an all-purpose VR interaction device.
|Title of host publication||2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2017|
|Editors||Daniel Diaz Sanchez, Jong-Hyouk Lee, Fernando Pescador|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Mar 29|
|Event||2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2017 - Las Vegas, United States|
Duration: 2017 Jan 8 → 2017 Jan 10
|Name||2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2017|
|Other||2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2017|
|Period||17/1/8 → 17/1/10|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was partly supported by the Global Frontier R and D Program grant from the National Research Foundation of Korea (MEST/NRF-2015M3A6A3076490, Human-centered Interaction for Coexistence), and was partly supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning(No. 2011-0030079).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering