eRing: Multiple Finger Gesture Recognition with one Ring Using an Electric Field

AutorMathias Wilhelm , Daniel Krakowczyk, Frank Trollmann, Sahin Albayrak
QuelleProceedings of the 2Nd International Workshop on Sensor-based Activity Recognition and Interaction (WOAR'15) 

Since gestures are one of the natural interaction modalities between humans they also represent a promising interaction modality for human computer interaction. Finger rings provide an unobtrusive way to detect hand and finger gestures if they are able to detect a large variety of gestures involving hands and multiple fingers. One method that could be used to detect such gestures with a single ring is electric field sensing. In this paper we present an early prototype, called eRing, which uses this method and evaluate its capability to detect different finger- and hand-gestures via user study.