Touch detection system for mobile terminals

Jani Mäntyjärvi, Kjell Nybergh, Johan Himberg, Kari Hjelt

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Knowledge when the terminal is in the hand of the user is important information that can be exploited in mobile applications. We present a touch detection system for mobile terminals based on impedance measurements. Experiments for recognizing touch of various objects are presented. The results show that the system is capable of recognizing if the device is touched with different objects such as bare hands, cotton (used e.g. in pockets of trousers) and leather carrying case.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationMobileHCI 2004
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-23086-1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Symposium on Mobile Human Computer Interaction - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 200416 Sep 2004

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Mobile Human Computer Interaction
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • mobile devices
  • mobile phones
  • mobile terminals

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    Mäntyjärvi, J., Nybergh, K., Himberg, J., & Hjelt, K. (2004). Touch detection system for mobile terminals. In Mobile Human-Computer Interaction: MobileHCI 2004 (Vol. 3160, pp. 331-336). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 3160