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SwipeBuddy: A Teleoperated Tablet and Ebook-Reader Holder for a Hands-Free Interaction

Abstract : Mobile devices are the core computing platform we use in our everyday life to communicate with friends, watch movies, or read books. For people with severe physical disabilities, such as tetraplegics, who cannot use their hands to operate such devices, these devices are barely usable. Tackling this challenge, we propose SwipeBuddy, a teleoperated robot allowing for touch interaction with a smartphone, tablet, or ebook-reader. The mobile device is mounted on top of the robot and can be teleoperated by a user through head motions and gestures controlling a stylus simulating touch input. Further, the user can control the position and orientation of the mobile device. We demonstrate the SwipeBuddy robot device and its different interaction capabilities.
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Max Pascher, Stefan Schneegass, Jens Gerken. SwipeBuddy: A Teleoperated Tablet and Ebook-Reader Holder for a Hands-Free Interaction. 17th IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Sep 2019, Paphos, Cyprus. pp.568-571, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-29390-1_39⟩. ⟨hal-02877654⟩



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