Step by step: Investigating foot gesture interaction

Joel Lanir, Yasmin Felberbaum

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A promising new way of interacting with computing devices is by using our feet. Foot interaction has the potential of being an intuitive, easy to use and enjoyable way of interaction. However, there are very few guidelines for using foot interaction, or specifically foot gestures. In this research we conduct a user elicitation study for foot interaction on a horizontal surface to produce user-defined gesture sets for actions taken from two domains - typical GUI actions and avatar controls. We analyze how foot gestures differentiate from hand gestures, point out foot gesture properties and discuss general observations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAVI 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces
EditorsPaolo Buono, Rosa Lanzilotti, Maristella Matera
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341318
StatePublished - 7 Jun 2016
Event13th ACM International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2016 - Bari, Italy
Duration: 7 Jun 201610 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI


Conference13th ACM International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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  • Foot interaction
  • Gestures
  • Guessability study
  • User-defined gesture set

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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