Prototype adaptive finger-pointing interface for operating secondary controls in motor vehicles

N. Cairnie, I.W. Ricketts, S.J. McKenna, G. McAllister

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    Abstract

    Analysis has shown that a proportion of motor vehicle accidents are caused by driver inattention induced by the operation of secondary controls, e.g. radio and climate controls. We have developed a novel, prototype, finger-pointing interface for operating such controls. The current physical controls are replaced by a computer interface, which has the advantage of being situated much closer to the driver's normal line of sight. This interface is operated by the driver using pointing gestures that will ultimately be identified using computer vision. The potential safety benefits that may accrue from this interface are outlined. The prototype interface currently uses an electromagnetic sensor to determine the direction of the pointing gesture. This paper describes this prototype and reports preliminary results from use of the graphical user interface.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages937-942
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0780365836
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
    Event2000 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Nashville, United States
    Duration: 8 Oct 200011 Oct 2000

    Conference

    Conference2000 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
    CountryUnited States
    CityNashville
    Period8/10/0011/10/00

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