The Leap Motion Movement for 2D Pointing Tasks - Characterisation and Comparison to Other Devices

Manuel Seixas, Jorge Cardoso, Maria Teresa Galvão Dias

Abstract

In this paper we present the results from an experiment designed to characterize the Leap Motion movement in 2D pointing tasks and compare it to a mouse and touchpad. We used the ISO 9241-9 multi-directional tapping test for comparing the devices, and we analyse the results using standard throughput and error rate measures as well as additional accuracy measures such as target re-entry, task axis crossing, movement direction change, orthogonal direction change, movement variability, movement offset, and movement error. We also present the results from the ISO 9241-9 assessment of comfort questionnaire, and our observations from the participant’s postures when using the Leap Motion device. Results indicate that the Leap Motion performs poorly in these tasks when compared to a mouse or touchpad.

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Seixas M., Cardoso J. and Galvão Dias M. (2015). The Leap Motion Movement for 2D Pointing Tasks - Characterisation and Comparison to Other Devices . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS, ISBN 978-989-758-084-0, pages 15-24. DOI: 10.5220/0005206100150024


in Bibtex Style

@conference{peccs15,
author={Manuel Seixas and Jorge Cardoso and Maria Teresa Galvão Dias},
title={The Leap Motion Movement for 2D Pointing Tasks - Characterisation and Comparison to Other Devices},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS,},
year={2015},
pages={15-24},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005206100150024},
isbn={978-989-758-084-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS,
TI - The Leap Motion Movement for 2D Pointing Tasks - Characterisation and Comparison to Other Devices
SN - 978-989-758-084-0
AU - Seixas M.
AU - Cardoso J.
AU - Galvão Dias M.
PY - 2015
SP - 15
EP - 24
DO - 10.5220/0005206100150024