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Supporting hand gestures in mobile remote collaboration: A usability evaluation

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posted on 2023-05-23, 08:37 authored by Huang, W, Alem, L
Rapid advances in networking and hardware have made it possible for remotely located individuals to perform physical tasks together. Although a range of systems have been developed for remote collaboration, how to support the richness of hand gestures for an expert guiding a mobile worker located in a non-traditional-desktop environment has not been fully explored. HandsOnVideo is a system developed to fill this gap. The system uses a near-eye display to support mobility and unmediated representations of hands to support remote gestures. A usability evaluation has been conducted to gain in-depth understanding of the usefulness and usability of HandsOnVideo and the study yields positive results. In this paper, we describe the evaluation method, report the experimental results, discuss the findings and envision possible future improvements.


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Proceedings of the 25th BCS Conference on Human-Computer Interaction


L Little




School of Information and Communication Technology


British Computer Society Swinton

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25th BCS Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

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Newcastle, UK

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Copyright 2011 Weidong Huang, Leila Alem. The original version of this articles is published in the eWiC series at

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Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences