Rhythm Tap Technique for Cross-Device Interaction Enabling Uniform Operation for Various Devices

Hirohito SHIBATA  Junko ICHINO  Shun'ichi TANO  Tomonori HASHIYAMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E102-D   No.12   pp.2515-2523
Publication Date: 2019/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2019EDP7060
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Human-computer Interaction
rhythmical taps,  ad-hoc network connections,  cross-device interaction,  

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This paper proposes a novel interaction technique to transfer data across various types of digital devices in uniform a manner and to allow specifying what kind of data should be sent. In our framework, when users tap multiple devices rhythmically, data corresponding to the rhythm (transfer type) are transferred from a device tapped in the first tap (source device) to the other (target device). It is easy to operate, applicable to a wide range of devices, and extensible in a sense that we can adopt new transfer types by adding new rhythms. Through a subjective evaluation and a simulation, we had a prospect that our approach would be feasible. We also discuss suggestions and limitation to implement the technique.