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30 May 2000 MIME: a gesture-driven computer interface
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Proceedings Volume 4067, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2000; (2000)
Event: Visual Communications and Image Processing 2000, 2000, Perth, Australia
MIME (Mime Is Manual Expression) is a computationally efficient computer video system for recognizing hand gestures. The system is intended to replace the mouse interface on a standard personal computer to control application software in a more intuitive manner. The system is implemented in C code with no hardware-acceleration and tracks hand motion at 30 fps on a standard PC. Using a simple 2D model of the human hand, MIME employs a highly- efficient, single-pass algorithm to segment the hand and extract its model parameters from each frame in the video input. The hand is tracked from one frame to the next using a constant-acceleration Kalman filter. Tracking and feature extraction is remarkably fast and robust even when the hand is placed above difficult backdrops such as a typical cluttered desktop environment. Because of the efficient coding of the gesture tracking software, adequate CPU power remains to run standard application software such as web browsers and presentation software.
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Daniel Heckenberg and Brian Lovell "MIME: a gesture-driven computer interface", Proc. SPIE 4067, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2000, (30 May 2000);

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