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Sensors 2015, 15(2), 2832-2859; doi:10.3390/s150202832

Adding Pluggable and Personalized Natural Control Capabilities to Existing Applications

Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Received: 28 October 2014 / Revised: 21 January 2015 / Accepted: 26 January 2015 / Published: 28 January 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue HCI In Smart Environments)
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Advancements in input device and sensor technologies led to the evolution of the traditional human-machine interaction paradigm based on the mouse and keyboard. Touch-, gesture- and voice-based interfaces are integrated today in a variety of applications running on consumer devices (e.g., gaming consoles and smartphones). However, to allow existing applications running on desktop computers to utilize natural interaction, significant re-design and re-coding efforts may be required. In this paper, a framework designed to transparently add multi-modal interaction capabilities to applications to which users are accustomed is presented. Experimental observations confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed framework and led to a classification of those applications that could benefit more from the availability of natural interaction modalities. View Full-Text
Keywords: natural user interfaces; poses, gestures and voice; human-computer interaction natural user interfaces; poses, gestures and voice; human-computer interaction

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Lamberti, F.; Sanna, A.; Carlevaris, G.; Demartini, C. Adding Pluggable and Personalized Natural Control Capabilities to Existing Applications. Sensors 2015, 15, 2832-2859.

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