Faculty Advisor

Solovey, Erin

Faculty Advisor

Pahlavan, Kaveh

Abstract

Desktop at Fingertip is a proof-of-concept prototype system that approaches the desktop interaction paradigms of cursor control and text input through two-finger in-air micro-gestures. Our system is based on millimeter wave radar sensing. We present “ThuMouse”, a novel interaction paradigm aimed to create a gesture-based and touch-free cursor interaction that accurately tracks the motion of fingers in real-time. We also present "IndexPen", an interaction mode that can successfully identify 29 distinct characters, representing the letters A-Z, as well as Space, Backspace, and Enter. We investigate the technical and design considerations of the combined system to enable new in-air, micro, tracking-based interaction.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-15

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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