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Belt: Wearable Input Device for Head-worn Displays

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Many of us might rely on head-worn displays in the future to get useful information at home and on the go. You could always control such a device with your voice. The Belt gives you another option. It is a wearable touch input device that sits around your hip and has a touch surface that lets you interact with your head-worn display.

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Belt: An Unobtrusive Touch Input Device for Head-worn Displays

The whole surface area of the belt is touch-enabled. You can use such a device to trigger shortcuts, control your music, interact with your notifications, and more. Here is what the developers had to say about it:

In a qualitative user study with 14 participants we found out that for short interactions (2-4 seconds), most of the surface area is considered as appropriate input space, while for longer interactions (up to 10 seconds), the front areas above the trouser pockets are preferred.

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