Shift 'n' Touch: Combining Wii Balance Board and Cubtile

Frederic Kerber, Pascal Lessel, Florian Daiber, Antonio Krüger

In: NordiCHI 2012: Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design. Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI-12) October 14-17 Copenhagen Denmark Seiten 789-790 ISBN 978-1-4503-1482-4 ACM 2012.


Combining input devices opens up new possibilities for interaction. We have investigated a Nintendo Wii Balance Board which allows foot input through weight-shifting together with an Immersion Cubtile which is a 3D multi-touch device. We have developed a framework that allows a mapping of inputs from both devices to output actions simulating keyboard strokes as well as mouse clicks and movements. Thus, with this setup, existing computer applications can be controlled. Exemplarily, a first-person shooter was used as a starting point for investigating this new device combination.

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