Two-Handed Interactive Menu: An Application of Asymmetric Bimanual Gestures and Depth Based Selection Techniques

  • Hani Karam
  • Jiro Tanaka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8521)


In this paper, we propose a Two Handed Interactive Menu as an evaluation of asymmetric bimanual gestures. The menu is split into two parts, one for each hand. The actions are started with the non-dominant hand and continued with the dominant one. Handedness is taken into consideration, and a different interface is generated depending on the handedness. The results of our experiments show that two hands are more efficient than one; however the handedness itself did not affect the results in a significant way. We also introduce the Three Fingers Click, a selection mechanism that explores the possibility of using a depth-sensing camera to create a reliable clicking mechanism. Though difficult to maintain, our Three Fingers Clicking gesture is shown in the experiments to be reliable and efficient.


bimanual gestures depth-based click 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hani Karam
    • 1
  • Jiro Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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