Publication Date: 2014-May-27
The IP.com Prior Art Database
A method for radial selection or relative selection instead of selecting by directly pointing at the item is disclosed.
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Disclosed is a method for radial selection or relative selection instead of selecting by directly pointing at the item.
Selecting from a large number of items on a large display that is not within reach of the user is a difficult task.
A gesture is utilized to answer a simple question: which direction (around a central point) is the selection? When selecting a node, the screen is divided into portions, based on radial direction from the center of the screen. These portions are separated visually, and the user navigates these options using the same gestures used with the gesture menu. The method starts with a focus on a large display (e.g. against a wall) with a large (e.g. 50+) number of items visible. Each item would be in a different place. The user could perform a simple gesture (for proof of concept, moving an arm) to segment these items into different groups based on their spatial locality. From here, the user can use his or her arm as a gauge to choose the direction of the item on the display. From there, the user can confirm the selection (for proof of concept, raising the other arm), now narrowing the objects of interest by a factor of the number of divisions. The arm is measured based on relative position of joints in relation to others, rather than on their perceived location in three dimensional space. As depicted in the Figure, from the home view, the user can enter Radial Select. The pieces split themselves into sections aligned with th...