Ubigesture: Customizing and profiling hand gestures in ubiquitous environment

Ayman Atia*, Shin Takahashi, Kazuo Misue, Jiro Tanaka

*Corresponding author for this work

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4 Citations (Scopus)


One of the main challenges of interaction in a ubiquitous environment is the use of hand gestures for interacting with day to day applications. This interaction may be negatively affected due to the change in the user's position, interaction device, or the level of social acceptance of a specific hand gesture. We present UbiGesture as architecture for developers and users who frequently change locations while interacting in ubiquitous environments. The architecture enables applications to be operated by using hand gestures. Normal users can customize their own hand gestures when interacting with computers in context-aware ubiquitous environments. UbiGesture is based on combining user preferences, location, input/output devices, applications, and hand gestures into one profile. A prototype implementation application for UbiGesture is presented. Then a subjective and objective primary evaluation for UbiGesture while interacting in different locations with different hand gesture profiles is presented.

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 Oct 28
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


  • Context aware services
  • Hand gesture profiles
  • Ubiquitous environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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