Martin Bauer, Gerd Kortuem, Zary Segall
Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Wearable Computers, San Francisco, CA, USA, IEEE, 1999, pp. 151-158. doi: 10.1109/ISWC.1999.806696
Publication year: 1999


This paper reports on an empirical study aimed at evaluating the utility of a reality-augmenting telepointer in a wearable videoconference system. Results show that using this telepointer a remote expert can effectively guide and direct a field worker’s manual activities. By analyzing verbal communication behavior and pointing gestures, we were able to determine that experts overwhelmingly preferred pointing for guiding workers through physical tasks.


Portable computers, groupware, teleconferencing, augmented reality, interactive devices, user interfaces, remote collaboration, wearable videoconference system, telepointer, verbal communication, pointing gestures, computer supported cooperative work, augmented reality, Collaboration, Videoconference, Wearable computers, Collaborative work, Computer science, Augmented reality, Collaborative software