Palm-Based Interaction with Head-mounted Displays

Müller, Florian and Dezfuli, Niloofar and Mühlhäuser, Max and Schmitz, Martin and Khalilbeigi, Mohammadreza

Abstract: Head-mounted displays (HMDs) are an emerging class of wearable devices that allow users to access and alter information right in front of their eyes. However, due to their size and shape, traditional input modalities (e.g., multi-touch sensing on the device) are not practical. In this position paper, we argue that palm-based interactions have a great potential to ease the interaction with HMDs. We outline two interaction concepts and present directions for future research that can lead to more enjoyable and usable interfaces for HMDs.