Date of Award
Open Access Master's Thesis
Master of Science in Computer Science (MS)
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Department of Computer Science
Committee Member 1
This thesis investigates whether we can detect and distinguish between surface interaction events such as tapping or swiping using a wearable mic from a surface. Also, what are the advantages of new text entry methods such as tapping with two fingers simultaneously to enter capital letters and punctuation? For this purpose, we conducted a remote study to collect audio and video of three different ways people might interact with a surface. We also built a CNN classifier to detect taps. Our results show that we can detect and distinguish between surface interaction events such as tap or swipe via a wearable mic on the user's head.
Habibi, R., "Detecting Surface Interactions via a Wearable Microphone to Improve Augmented Reality Text Entry", Open Access Master's Thesis, Michigan Technological University, 2021.