The mousegrip

Florian Floyd Mueller, Martin R. Gibbs, Frank Vetere

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Abstract

Computer games, often played with others, are a compelling pastime for many. However, they have been criticized for their mouse and keyboard or gamepad interactions, as they support a sedentary lifestyle. In contrast, a "hand exerciser" handgrip device can help strengthen hand and forearm muscles extensively through a simple spring mechanism. Our system "mousegrip" is an exertion interface to control computer applications while simultaneously exercising hand and arm muscles based on a handgrip device. We present a casual game of pong for two distributed players who control the game with a mousegrip each, demonstrating a low-cost approach to "exertion interactions over a distance". By showing how easy it can be to include exertion in interactions with computers, we hope to encourage other researchers and designers to consider exertion activity in their designs in order to support a healthy lifestyle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages3199-3204
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781605582474
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2009 - Boston, United States of America
Duration: 4 Apr 20099 Apr 2009
Conference number: 27th

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2009
Abbreviated titleCHI 2009
CountryUnited States of America
CityBoston
Period4/04/099/04/09
Other27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009

Keywords

  • Exergaming
  • Exertion
  • Low-cost
  • Mobile
  • Obesity
  • Physical
  • Physical effort
  • Sports
  • Ubiquitous
  • Videogames

Cite this

Mueller, F. F., Gibbs, M. R., & Vetere, F. (2009). The mousegrip. In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 (pp. 3199-3204). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1520340.1520456