Sensors 2012, 12(5), 5775-5790; doi:10.3390/s120505775
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Magic Ring: A Finger-Worn Device for Multiple Appliances Control Using Static Finger Gestures

1 School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Tsuruga, Ikki-machi, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima, 965-8580, Japan 2 Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Tsuruga, Ikki-machi, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima, 965-8580, Japan
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Received: 3 April 2012; in revised form: 23 April 2012 / Accepted: 24 April 2012 / Published: 4 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ubiquitous Sensing)
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Abstract: An ultimate goal for Ubiquitous Computing is to enable people to interact with the surrounding electrical devices using their habitual body gestures as they communicate with each other. The feasibility of such an idea is demonstrated through a wearable gestural device named Magic Ring (MR), which is an original compact wireless sensing mote in a ring shape that can recognize various finger gestures. A scenario of wireless multiple appliances control is selected as a case study to evaluate the usability of such a gestural interface. Experiments comparing the MR and a Remote Controller (RC) were performed to evaluate the usability. From the results, only with 10 minutes practice, the proposed paradigm of gestural-based control can achieve a performance of completing about six tasks per minute, which is in the same level of the RC-based method.
Keywords: internet of things; human-centric sensing; gestural interface; remote control; wearable; gesture recognition

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Jing, L.; Zhou, Y.; Cheng, Z.; Huang, T. Magic Ring: A Finger-Worn Device for Multiple Appliances Control Using Static Finger Gestures. Sensors 2012, 12, 5775-5790.

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Jing L, Zhou Y, Cheng Z, Huang T. Magic Ring: A Finger-Worn Device for Multiple Appliances Control Using Static Finger Gestures. Sensors. 2012; 12(5):5775-5790.

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Jing, Lei; Zhou, Yinghui; Cheng, Zixue; Huang, Tongjun. 2012. "Magic Ring: A Finger-Worn Device for Multiple Appliances Control Using Static Finger Gestures." Sensors 12, no. 5: 5775-5790.

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