Caret movement is difficult with touch input because of finger occlusion and the imprecision of interacting with a small display using fingers. We hypothesize that bend might provide a better text manipulation solution. We propose bend gestures to move a single caret or dual carets without requiring hand repositioning. We create a deformable prototype and implement the gestures. We present our bend interactions for caret manipulation and discuss our prototype.




Caret Manipulation using Deformable Input in Mobile Devices

Alexander Keith Eady, Audrey Girouard

TEI: ACM Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions, 2015