Recognizing Pen Grips for Natural User Interaction


March 2, 2011


Xiang Cao


Microsoft Research Asia


By combining multitouch sensor and orientation sensor on a digital pen, we can recognize how the user is holding it. Exactly like in the real world people hold different tools differently, the user can now switch the grip on the digital pen to naturally switch between different virtual tools.


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    Hrvoje Benko

    Senior Researcher

  • Portrait of Ken Hinckley

    Ken Hinckley

    Principal Researcher

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    Shahram Izadi

    Principal Researcher/ Research Manager

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    Xiang Cao