HMK: Head-Mounted-Keyboard for Text Inputin Virtual or Augmented Reality

Wahyu Hutama, Hikari Harashima, Hironori Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Manabe

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Abstract

Text input is essential in a variety of uses in virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR). We present HMK: An effective text input method that mounts split keyboards on the left and right side of the head mounted display (HMD). Users who can touch-Type are able to type using HMK by relying on their familiarity with the normal QWERTY keyboard. We develop custom keycaps to make it easier to find the home position. A study with three participants shows that users retain most of their normal keyboard typing skills. The participants achieved, on average, 34.7 words per minute (WPM) by the end of three days of use, retaining 81 percent of their regular entry speed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct Publication of the 34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages115-117
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450386555
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Oct 10
Externally publishedYes
Event34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 2021 Oct 102021 Oct 14

Publication series

NameAdjunct Publication of the 34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2021

Conference

Conference34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/10/1021/10/14

Keywords

  • HMD
  • keyboard
  • Text input
  • VR/AR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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