While wearable technologies are suitable for remotely controlling mobile devices, few studies have examined user preferences for one- or two-handed touch interaction with these wearables, especially when worn on the wrist and hand area. As these locations are recognized as socially acceptable and preferred by users, we ran a study of touch interaction to remotely control mobile devices. Our results suggest users prefer swipe gestures over touch gestures when interacting with wearables on the wrist or hand, and that users find both one- and two-handed interactions suitable for wearable remote controls.

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Keywords Conductive fabric, E-textiles, HCI, Mobile controls, Wearable computing, Wearable controls
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/2628363.2634221
Conference 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2014
Citation
Speir, J. (Jessica), Walpole, E. (Emily), Ansara, R, Girouard, A, & Killby, C. (Colin). (2014). Wearable remote control of a mobile device: Comparing one- and two-handed interaction. In MobileHCI 2014 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (pp. 489–494). doi:10.1145/2628363.2634221