Poster: Exploring the integrality and separability of the Leap Motion Controller for direct manipulation 3D interaction

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


2014 IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI)2014 IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), IEEE, MN, USA (2014)



3D Interaction, 3D manipulation tasks, 5DOF tracker, angular errors, direct manipulation 3D interaction, input devices, integrality and separability, interactive systems, Jacobian matrices, leap motion controller, light intensity, Mice, motion control, mouse, mouse controllers (computers), Performance evaluation, position errors, stage lighting application, Three-dimensional displays, Tracking;User interfaces, virtual environments


<p>In this paper, we evaluate a new generation 5DOF tracker, the Leap Motion Controller, and the mouse for performing integral and separable 3D manipulation tasks in a stage lighting application. Based on the hypothesis that the Leap would outperform the mouse for the integral tasks of position and rotation while the mouse will prove better for the separable tasks of position and light intensity, as shown in a similar study by Jacob et al. [3], we designed an experiment to test this claim. Our findings did not support our hypothesis with the mouse performing significantly better both in terms of completion time and angular and position errors.</p>