Pressure Based Input

Project Description

pmouse.jpg In this project we are investigating the interaction and design space afforded by a mouse that is enhanced with one or more pressure (force) sensor(s). The Pressure Mouse is a multi-channel input device that will allow a user to perform various interactions without having to unnecessarily displace the mouse. With a pressure augmented mouse users can simultaneously control cursor positions as well as multiple levels of discrete selection modes for common desktop application tasks. Our results propose the most suitable locations for placing pressure sensors on a mouse, the number of discrete levels controllable with a Pressure Mouse, the possibility of bi-directional pressure input, accurate pressure input control. We are investigating the range of interactions possible with a Pressure Mouse and pressure input in general.


Project Publications

David C. McCallum and Pourang Irani. 2009. ARC-Pad: absolute+relative cursor positioning for large displays with a mobile touchscreen. In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '09), 153-156.
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Kang Shi, Sriram Subramanian and Pourang Irani. 2009. PressureMove: Pressure input with mouse movement. In Proceedings of the 12th IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '09), 25-39.
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David C. McCallum, Edward Mak, Pourang Irani and Sriram Subramanian. 2009. PressureText: Pressure Input for Mobile Phone Text Entry. In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '09), 4519-4524.
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Kang Shi, Pourang Irani, Sean Gustafson and Sriram Subramanian. 2008. PressureFish: A Method to Improve Control of Discrete Pressure-based Input. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '08), 1295-1298.
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Jared Cechanowicz, Pourang Irani and Sriram Subramanian. 2007. Augmenting the mouse with pressure sensitive input. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '07), 1385-1394. (Honourable Mention Award)
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