Interaction technique for a pen-based interface using finger motions

Yu Suzuki*, Kazuo Misue, Jiro Tanaka

*Corresponding author for this work

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Our research goal is to improve stylus operability by utilizing the human knowledge and skills applied when a user uses a pen. Such knowledge and skills include, for example, the way a person holds a pen to apply a generous amount of ink to draw a thick line with a brush pen. We propose a form of interaction, Finger Action, which uses input operations applying such knowledge and skills. Finger Action consists of five input operations: gripping, thumb tapping, index-finger tapping, thumb rubbing, and index-finger rubbing. In this paper, we describe Finger Action, a prototype pressure-sensitive stylus used to realize Finger Action, an application of Finger Action, and an evaluation of the practicality of Finger Action.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationNovel Interaction Methods and Techniques - 13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jul 192009 Jul 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume5611 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Finger Motion
  • Pen Grip
  • Pen-based Interface
  • Pressure Sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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