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