Wheel time interaction: A demonstration of PedalMouse for healthy interaction: Wheel time interaction, a demonstration of PedalMouse: Towards less sedentary interaction with computers

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We present PedalMouse a new kind of under desk input device. Sedentary behaviour has been identified as a contributing factor to the proliferation of various health conditions in developed countries. To mitigate the negative effects of prolonged sitting, researchers in the field of Human-Computer Interaction have examined the use of fitness devices that can be used concurrently with computers. Specifically, the focus has been on developing active interfaces, which aim to unobtrusively prompt and motivate users to remain physically active while engaged in computer-based tasks. Recent findings suggest that one reason individuals may cease movement while using computers is to devote their cognitive resources to high-demand tasks. This demonstration introduces PedalMouse, a device that utilises a set of under-desk pedals to manipulate the scrolling function of a desktop computer through a standard graphic user interface. The hypothesis underlying this innovation is that the integration of physical activity into the primary task will not divert the user's attention. The demonstration will show the operation of an 'integrated active interface'.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA '23
Subtitle of host publicationExtended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsAlbrecht Schmidt, Kaisa Väänänen, Tesh Goyal, Per Ola Kristensson, Anicia Peters
Place of PublicationNew York, US
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450394222
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2023
Event2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 23 Apr 202328 Apr 2023


Conference2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023

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