Entwicklung und Evaluation eines berührungslosen Bedienkonzeptes für eine stereoskopische maritime Lagedarstellung

  • Development and evaluation of a touchless interaction concept for a stereoscopic maritime situation display

Meyer, Nils Ronald; Flemisch, Frank Ole (Thesis advisor); Rötting, Matthias (Thesis advisor)

Aachen (2019, 2020)
Dissertation / PhD Thesis

Dissertation, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, 2019


Innovative sensor technology and new methods for data acquisition and its combination provide data sets in real time in such a way that they can be represented in three spatial dimensions. Both acoustic underwater sensors and electromagnetic sensors can be used to generate triangulated spatial data sets in high resolution. Three-dimensional display systems such as stereoscopic displays or head mounted virtual and augmented reality displays may visualize spatial data with their original dimension. To interact with the displayed data in their natural representation of three dimensions, classical input methods such as mouse and joysticks are still used frequently. These input methods lack of the absence of a third input dimension and therefore may not be intuitive or are difficult to use. Recently, a trend towards so-called natural interaction paradigms can be observed in human computer interaction, in which users can directly manipulate virtual objects by using touch-sensitive input systems such as tablet computers or smartphones. In this work a touchless interaction concept for a stereoscopic desktop environment is developed by "`mid air"' interaction for manipulating data in a maritime situation display is developed and investigated. The concept is based on scenarios which are developed in cooperation with maritime experts. The resulting prototype is investigated from a human computer interaction perspective and evaluated in regard of ergonomic factors.