Backhand Display: A Wearable Device for the Back of the Hand

Hiroyuki Manabe, Yuki Iwai

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Abstract

Smartwatches and smartphones have their own unique advantages and their combination allows the user to quickly access information. Our proposal, Backhand Display, is a wearable device for the back of the hand. It is a single device that can replace both the smartwatch and the smartphone. Its fundamental performances are evaluated, including text input, vibration notification, and response time between notification and reply. It is confirmed that Backhand Display offers faster text input than the smartwatch, greater notification capability than the smartphone, and quicker response to notifications than either of them. These benefits are supported by the results of a user questionnaire. Though there are several limitations and issues to be resolved, these results show the potential of Backhand Display, a wearable device on the back of the hand.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISS 2020 - Companion - Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages41-45
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375269
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 8
Event2020 Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2020 - Virtual, Online, Portugal
Duration: 2020 Nov 82020 Nov 11

Publication series

NameISS 2020 - Companion - Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces

Conference

Conference2020 Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS 2020
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityVirtual, Online
Period20/11/820/11/11

Keywords

  • back of the hand
  • smartwatch
  • wearable device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

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