A touchless gestural system for extended information access within a campus

Salvatore Sorce, Vito Gentile, Cristina Enea, Antonio Gentile, Alessio Malizia, Fabrizio Milazzo

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In the last two decades, we have witnessed a growing spread of touchless interfaces, facilitated by higher performances of computational systems, as well as the increased availability of cheaper sensors and devices. Putting the focus on gestural input, several researchers and designers used Kinect-like devices to implement touchless gestural interfaces. The latter extends the possible deployments and usage of public interactive displays. For example, wall-sized displays may become interactive even if they are unreachable by touch. Moreover, billboard-sized displays may be placed in safe cases to avoid vandalism, while still maintaining their interactivity. Finally, people with temporary or permanent physical impairment (e.g. wheelchair users) may still comfortably interact with the display. Here we describe an information provision system allowing for touchless gestural interactions, along with a trial implementation within our University campus to test its efective-ness in a real setting. Our system is intended for use by students, lecturers and staf members, providing a captivating way to access news, lectures information, videos and more. We also report the results of an ongoing user study, defning a set of guidelines for future designs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGUCCS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Annual Conference on SIGUCCS
PublisherACM Press
Number of pages7
VolumePart F131713
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349192
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017
Event45th ACM Annual SIGUCCS Conference, SIGUCCS 2017 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 1 Oct 20174 Oct 2017


Conference45th ACM Annual SIGUCCS Conference, SIGUCCS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Gestural interaction
  • HumanComputer interaction
  • Information-provision systems
  • Natural interfaces
  • Touchless interaction


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