IECON'98 - Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society,
IEEE, 1998, Vol. 4, 2028-2033.
Virtual environments are a new means for human-computer interaction.
Whereas techniques for visual presentation have reached a high level
of maturity in recent years, many of the input devices and interaction
techniques still tend to be awkward for this new media. Where the
borders between real and artificial environments vanish, a more
natural way of interaction is desirable. To this end, we investigate
the benefits of integrated speech- and gesture-based interfaces for
interacting with virtual environments. Our research results are
applied within a virtual construction scenario, where 3D visualized
mechanical objects can be spatially rearranged and assembled using
speech- and gesture-based communication.