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Investigation and evaluation of pointing modalities for interactive stereoscopic 3D TV

Haiyue Yuan, , Calic, J, Fernando, A and Kondoz, A (2013) Investigation and evaluation of pointing modalities for interactive stereoscopic 3D TV In: Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, 2013-07-15 - 2013-07-19, San Jose, CA.


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The recent proliferation of stereoscopic three dimensional (3D) video technology has fostered a large body of research into 3D video capture, production, compression and delivery. However, little research has been dedicated to the design practices of stereoscopic 3D video interaction. Interaction tasks such as pointing and selection are critical to the consumer's experience of the 3D video technology. This paper presents investigation of pointing modalities in the context of stereoscopic 3D television (TV). Adopting the ISO 9241-9 standard for multi-directional tapping task, the conducted user study compares and evaluates three pointing modalities: standard mouse-based interaction, virtual laser pointer implemented using Wiimote, and hand movement modality using Kinect. The results suggest that the virtual laser pointer modality is more advantageous than other modalities in terms of user performance and user comfort. In addition, this paper discusses the impact of disparity levels on the pointing tasks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing
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Date : 2013
Identification Number : 10.1109/ICME.2013.6607621
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Uncontrolled Keywords : ISO standards, human computer interaction, interactive television, interactive video, mouse controllers (computers), three-dimensional television, 3D video capture, 3D video compression, 3D video delivery, 3D video production, ISO 9241-9 standard, interactive stereoscopic 3D TV, multidirectional tapping task, pointing modalities investigation, standard mouse-based interaction, stereoscopic 3D television, stereoscopic three dimensional video technology, virtual laser pointer, ISO standards, Laser applications, Mice, Stereo image processing, TV, Three-dimensional displays, Fitt's Law, ISO 9241-9, Interaction, Kinect, Pointing, Stereoscopic 3D, Wiimote
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 29 Nov 2013 16:24
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:48

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