Stylus enhancement to enrich interaction with computers

Yu Suzuki*, Kazuo Misue, Jiro Tanaka

*Corresponding author for this work

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We introduce a technique to enrich user interaction with a computer through a stylus. This technique allows a stylus to be manipulated in the air to operate applications in new ways. To translate the stylus manipulation into application behavior, we take an approach that we attach an accelerometer to the stylus. Such a stylus allows control through new operations like rolling and shaking, as well as through conventional operations like tapping or making strokes. An application can use these operations to switch modes or change parameters. We have implemented a number of applications, called the "Oh! Stylus Series," that can be used with our proposed technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationInteraction Platforms and Techniques - 12th International Conference, HCI International 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783540731061
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2007 Jul 222007 Jul 27

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume4551 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007


  • Accelerometer
  • Behavior
  • Interaction
  • Stylus enhancement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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