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Sensors 2015, 15(1), 214-233; doi:10.3390/s150100214

Evaluation of the Leap Motion Controller as a New Contact-Free Pointing Device

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Department of Computer Science VII, Technical University Dortmund, Dortmund 44221, Germany
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Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Dortmund 44139, Germany
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Received: 2 November 2014 / Accepted: 12 December 2014 / Published: 24 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensor Systems for Motion Capture and Interpretation)
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Abstract

This paper presents a Fitts’ law-based analysis of the user’s performance in selection tasks with the Leap Motion Controller compared with a standard mouse device. The Leap Motion Controller (LMC) is a new contact-free input system for gesture-based human-computer interaction with declared sub-millimeter accuracy. Up to this point, there has hardly been any systematic evaluation of this new system available. With an error rate of 7.8% for the LMC and 2.8% for the mouse device, movement times twice as large as for a mouse device and high overall effort ratings, the Leap Motion Controller’s performance as an input device for everyday generic computer pointing tasks is rather limited, at least with regard to the selection recognition provided by the LMC. View Full-Text
Keywords: Leap Motion Controller; Fitts’ law; human-computer interaction Leap Motion Controller; Fitts’ law; human-computer interaction
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Bachmann, D.; Weichert, F.; Rinkenauer, G. Evaluation of the Leap Motion Controller as a New Contact-Free Pointing Device. Sensors 2015, 15, 214-233.

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