Recognizing the Operating Hand and the Hand-Changing Process for User Interface Adjustment on Smartphones†
AbstractAs the size of smartphone touchscreens has become larger and larger in recent years, operability with a single hand is getting worse, especially for female users. We envision that user experience can be significantly improved if smartphones are able to recognize the current operating hand, detect the hand-changing process and then adjust the user interfaces subsequently. In this paper, we proposed, implemented and evaluated two novel systems. The first one leverages the user-generated touchscreen traces to recognize the current operating hand, and the second one utilizes the accelerometer and gyroscope data of all kinds of activities in the user’s daily life to detect the hand-changing process. These two systems are based on two supervised classifiers constructed from a series of refined touchscreen trace, accelerometer and gyroscope features. As opposed to existing solutions that all require users to select the current operating hand or confirm the hand-changing process manually, our systems follow much more convenient and practical methods and allow users to change the operating hand frequently without any harm to the user experience. We conduct extensive experiments on Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones, and the evaluation results demonstrate that our proposed systems can recognize the current operating hand and detect the hand-changing process with 94.1% and 93.9% precision and 94.1% and 93.7% True Positive Rates (TPR) respectively, when deciding with a single touchscreen trace or accelerometer-gyroscope data segment, and the False Positive Rates (FPR) are as low as 2.6% and 0.7% accordingly. These two systems can either work completely independently and achieve pretty high accuracies or work jointly to further improve the recognition accuracy. View Full-Text
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Guo, H.; Huang, H.; Huang, L.; Sun, Y.-E. Recognizing the Operating Hand and the Hand-Changing Process for User Interface Adjustment on Smartphones. Sensors 2016, 16, 1314.
Guo H, Huang H, Huang L, Sun Y-E. Recognizing the Operating Hand and the Hand-Changing Process for User Interface Adjustment on Smartphones. Sensors. 2016; 16(8):1314.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guo, Hansong; Huang, He; Huang, Liusheng; Sun, Yu-E. 2016. "Recognizing the Operating Hand and the Hand-Changing Process for User Interface Adjustment on Smartphones." Sensors 16, no. 8: 1314.
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