A Capacitive-sensing Physical Keyboard for VR Text Entry

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PubDate: August 2019

Teams: Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Writers: Tim Menzner; Alexander Otte; Travis Gesslein; Jens Grubert; Philipp Gagel; Daniel Schneider

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Abstract

In the context of immersive VR Head-Mounted Displays, physical keyboards have been proven to be an efficient typing interface. However, text entry using physical keyboards typically requires external camera-based tracking systems. Touch-sensitive physical keyboards allow for on-surface interaction, with sensing integrated into the keyboard itself, but have not been utilized for VR. We propose to utilize touch-sensitive physical keyboards for text entry as an alternative sensing mechanism for tracking user’s fingertips and present a first prototype for VR.

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