Publication

Typing on Glasses: Adapting Text Entry to Smart Eyewear

Abstract

Text entry for smart eyewear is generally limited to speech-based input due to constraints of the input channels. However, many smart eyewear devices are now including a side touchpad making gesture-based text entry feasible. The Swipeboard technique, recently proposed for ultra-small touch screens such as smart watches, may be particularly suitable for smart eyewear: unlike other recent text-entry techniques for small devices, it supports eyes-free input. We investigate the limitations and feasibility of implementing Swipeboard on smart eyewear, using the side touch pad for input. Our first study reveals usability and recognition problems of using the side touch pad to perform the required gestures. To address these problems, we propose SwipeZone, which replaces diagonal gestures with zone-specific swipes. In a text entry study, we show that our redesign achieved a WPM rate of 8.73, 15.2% higher than Swipeboard, with a statistically significant improvement in the last half of the study blocks.

Download publication

Related Resources

See what’s new.

Publication

2016

A Quantum of Continuous Simulated Time

In the context of discrete-event simulation, time resolution pertains…

Publication

2004

MOOD: From Bucket Based Learning to Socially Mediated, Highly Contextual Learning Experiences

A flurry of online universities has emerged in the last decade…

Project

2022

Systems Design and Simulation

Predictive models of complex systems will require a more scalable,…

Article

2023

New Research Brings Beam Structures to Generative Design

Using a new form of generative design to create easy-to-fabricate…

Get in touch

Something pique your interest? Get in touch if you’d like to learn more about Autodesk Research, our projects, people, and potential collaboration opportunities.

Contact us