Gestural interaction paradigms for smart spaces (GrIPSs)

Gestural interaction paradigms for smart spaces (GrIPSs)

Principal Investigators

Prof. Dr. Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Antonio Krüger, DFKI & Saarland University (UdS)

The GrIPSs project is motivated by our conviction that we are facing similar problems at this very moment, as a new interaction paradigm shift appears to be necessary to overcome the limitations of 2D-interactive surfaces and the associated touch interaction paradigm. With the advent of intelligent environments (e.g. smart homes) and wearable computing technologies, 2D gestures will slowly disappear and be replaced by more natural interaction modalities, such as voice or spatial 3D gestures, and take advantage of the whole body for interacting with pervasive computing environments. In this project we aim to understand and support gestures related to interactions, particularly in smart environments. Here, we will look at single gestures and gesture sequences carried out not only with one hand, but also bimanually and with the support of the whole body.