Effects of Feedforward in In-Air Remote Pointing

Kwangsu Cho, Ju Hwan Lee, Byeong Taek Lee, Eunil Park

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Remote pointing devices like the Wii remote have a wide range of applications and are becoming more important for the manipulation of and interactions with information on a distant display such as smart TVs. Because remote pointing devices are used without external support, however, muscular tremors and motional disparity between the display and motor space can result in usability problems of mouse jitters and instability. In this research, a solution is proposed to those problems using feedforward technology, where a user is provided with predictive information in multisensory modalities while approaching a target. Also, gender effect on the user experience of remote pointing devices is examined. By conducting two experiments and a survey, it was found that the feedforward signal plays a role of precue and is more effective than the typical feedback. It was also found that the modality variations in feedforward were impacted by the gender of the user. The findings can be used to improve user interfaces for remote pointing controllers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-100
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a fund (#10043388) from the Industrial Strategic Technology Development Program of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, South Korea.

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© , Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications


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