Pressure detection on mobile phone by camera and flash

Suzanne Low, Yuta Sugiura, Dixon Lo, Masahiko Inami

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper proposes a method to detect pressure asserted on a mobile phone by utilizing the back camera and flash on the phone. There is a gap between the palm and camera when the phone is placed on the palm. This allows the light from the flashlight to be reflected to the camera. However, when pressure is applied on the phone, the gap will reduce, reducing the brightness captured by the camera. This phenomenon is applied to detect two gestures: pressure applied on the screen and pressure applied when user squeezes the phone. We also conducted an experiment to detect the change in brightness level depending on the amount of force asserted on the phone when it is placed in two positions: parallel to the palm and perpendicular to the palm. The results show that when the force increases, the brightness level decreases. Using the phones ability to detect fluctuations in brightness, various pressure interaction applications such as for gaming purposes may be developed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450327619
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event5th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2014 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2014 Mar 72014 Mar 8

Other

Other5th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2014
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period14/3/714/3/8

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Mobile phones
Cameras
Luminance
Flashlights
Experiments

Keywords

  • Camera
  • Flash Light
  • Mobile Phone
  • Pressure Sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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Low, S., Sugiura, Y., Lo, D., & Inami, M. (2014). Pressure detection on mobile phone by camera and flash. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series [a11] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2582051.2582062

Pressure detection on mobile phone by camera and flash. / Low, Suzanne; Sugiura, Yuta; Lo, Dixon; Inami, Masahiko.

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. Association for Computing Machinery, 2014. a11.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Low, S, Sugiura, Y, Lo, D & Inami, M 2014, Pressure detection on mobile phone by camera and flash. in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series., a11, Association for Computing Machinery, 5th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2014, Kobe, Japan, 14/3/7. https://doi.org/10.1145/2582051.2582062
Low S, Sugiura Y, Lo D, Inami M. Pressure detection on mobile phone by camera and flash. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. Association for Computing Machinery. 2014. a11 https://doi.org/10.1145/2582051.2582062
Low, Suzanne ; Sugiura, Yuta ; Lo, Dixon ; Inami, Masahiko. / Pressure detection on mobile phone by camera and flash. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. Association for Computing Machinery, 2014.
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