3 April 1997 Pointing device gazing at hand based on local moments
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Proceedings Volume 3028, Real-Time Imaging II; (1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270342
Event: Electronic Imaging '97, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
This paper proposes a pointing device using vision with gaze control which performs its task by tracking and recognizing user's hand. To realize this gaze control operation, i.e. restricting processing area within certain region and suppressing data around that region, we introduce the 'local-moment feature' defined as moments of local area of an image. Since the local moment has the capability to suppress unnecessary information outside of the area, it can be applied effectively to an image containing much noises and obstacle objects. Comparing with the ordinary moment, computational cost of the local moment is fairly small and can be easily applied to real-time system. Using proposed system, a user can point on a position on the screen by moving the hand, and can manipulate objects on the screen in several ways, such as 'pick', 'release' or 'tap', by forming fingers in particular shape. The proposed system has been implemented on personal computer with video capture board and the validity of the system has been shown by results of tracking and recognition experiments.
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Ryo Takamatsu, Makoto Sato, Hiroshi Kawarada, "Pointing device gazing at hand based on local moments", Proc. SPIE 3028, Real-Time Imaging II, (3 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270342; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.270342
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Visualization

Computing systems

Control systems

Video

Visual process modeling

Cameras

Detection and tracking algorithms

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