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Twist&tap: text entry for TV remotes using easy-to-learn wrist motion and key operation

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5 Author(s)
Aoki, R. ; NTT Cyber Solutions Labs., Yokosuka, Japan ; Maeda, A. ; Watanabe, T. ; Kobayashi, M.
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We proposed "Twist&Tap" as a new text entry method for TV remotes. The method uses a combination of operations that are easy for the body to remember: multi-tap of the four directional keys and five level twist control of the wrist holding the remote in either clockwise or counterclockwise direction. Experiments confirm that Twist&Tap offers increased text entry speed, and that many of the subjects could achieve text entry speed close to that of the more commonly used Multi-tap interface after just 3 hours of use, in the condition where the users could not see the remote. Twist&Tap is thus an easy-to-learn eyes-free interface.

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Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 1 )