Using finger-pointing to operate secondary controls in automobiles

Niall Cairnie, Ian W. Ricketts, Stephen J. McKenna, Gordon McAllister

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    Driver inattention is the cause of many automobile accidents. The operation of secondary vehicle controls has been found to be a cause of driver inattention. In this paper, we describe a prototype finger-pointing interface for the operation of these controls. A 6-DOF sensor is used to compute the point targeted on the display, located in front of the driver. The prototype graphical user interface (GUI) is described. Specifically, we provide experimental results concerning the sizes of button that can be used in the finger-pointing interface. We also discuss the types of GUI controls that we have found feasible to operate using our system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2000
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0780363639
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    EventIEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2000 - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Dearborn, MI, United States
    Duration: 3 Oct 20005 Oct 2000


    ConferenceIEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2000
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityDearborn, MI


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