A Virtual Mouse System Using Finger-Gestures of Twisting-in

  • Takashi Kihara
  • Makio Ishihara
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 174)


In this manuscript, we introduce the finger gesture of twisting-in to make an input device and conduct an experiment on performance. The finger gesture of twisting-in is a series of movements of a finger twisting and pushing. It gives us the feeling of twisting and pushing a button. The experiment shows that our input device has the potential to be practical and usable.


twisting-in finger gesture virtual mouse input device 


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  1. 1. NIPPON STYLE Virtual Key Board (VKB)
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi Kihara
    • 1
  • Makio Ishihara
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Computer Science and EngineeringFukuoka Institute of TechnologyHigashikuJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Information EngineeringFukuoka Institute of TechnologyHigashi-kuJapan

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