Next Article in Journal
Detection of (In)activity Periods in Human Body Motion Using Inertial Sensors: A Comparative Study
Next Article in Special Issue
Evaluation of the Impact of Furniture on Communications Performance for Ubiquitous Deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks in Smart Homes
Previous Article in Journal
Multisensor System for Isotemporal Measurements to Assess Indoor Climatic Conditions in Poultry Farms
Previous Article in Special Issue
A Framework for Supervising Lifestyle Diseases Using Long-Term Activity Monitoring
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sensors 2012, 12(5), 5775-5790; doi:10.3390/s120505775

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
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 3 April 2012 / Revised: 23 April 2012 / Accepted: 24 April 2012 / Published: 4 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ubiquitous Sensing)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [829 KB, uploaded 21 June 2014]   |  

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. View Full-Text
Keywords: internet of things; human-centric sensing; gestural interface; remote control; wearable; gesture recognition internet of things; human-centric sensing; gestural interface; remote control; wearable; gesture recognition
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

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.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top