Research on wearable controllers has shown that body-worn cords have many interesting physical affordances that make them powerful as a novel input device to control mobile applications in an unobtrusive manner. With this work, we want to extend the interaction and application repertoire of body-worn cords by contributing the concept of visually augmented interactive cords using state-of-the-art augmented reality (AR) glasses. This novel combination of simultaneous input and output on a cord has the potential to create rich AR user interfaces that seamlessly support direct interaction and reduce cognitive burden by providing visual and tactile feedback. As a main contribution, we present a set of cord-based interaction techniques for browsing menus, selecting items, adjusting continuous values & ranges and solving advanced tasks in AR. In addition, we present our current implementation including different touch-enabled cords, its data transmission and AR visualization.

Related Publications

ARCord: Visually Augmented Interactive Cords for Mobile Interaction
Konstantin Klamka, Raimund Dachselt
In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI ’18, Montreal, QC, Canada. ACM, 2018.
Publisher Video Research Website

Visually Augmented Interactive Cords for Mobile Interaction

Category Mixed Reality
Project date 2018
Project URL imld.de/arcord/
Collaborators Prof. Raimund Dachselt
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Presentation at ACM CHI 2018
in Montreal, Québec, Canada.