Adding mid-air gestures to help editing on smartwatch text entry

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


ACM CHI 2017 Workshop on Ubiquitous Text Interaction, Denver, Colorado, USA (2017)


editing text, interaction, mid-air gestures, text entry


Text entry has been shown to have reasonable performance on smart watches but space is very tight and editing has been shown to be a major factor slowing down text entry on many devices. In this position paper we propose use of mid-air gestures to control editing functions so that screen estate and touch gestures can be focused on text entry.