Faculty at the Department of Computer Science at RIT had developed the Spiegel, a scientific data visualization framework. The system needed a natural interface to control 3D data visualizations in real-time. This thesis describes an extendable system for testing remote control interfaces for 3-dimensional virtual spaces. We had developed and compared 4 remote controls: multi-touch TouchPad, gyroscope-based GyroPad, wearable Data Glove, and Kinect-based Hands controller. Our research study revealed TouchPad as the most natural remote control.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Information visualization--Data processing; Remote control; User interfaces (Computer systems)--Design
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Bespalov, Dmitriy, "Natural navigation in space and time" (2013). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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