25 February 2008 Intelligent noncontact surgeon-computer interface using hand gesture recognition
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We present the development of advanced neural network and 3D image processing algorithms to identify hand gestures for a novel Surgeon-Computer-Interface (SCI) in the operating room. Feature extraction methods have been identified to reliably extract unique attributes and recognize dynamic hand gestures such as "Point and Click" and "Hand Waiving" features. We show an experimental demonstration of a non-linear neural network classifier that is capable of reliably recognizing 8 complex hand gesture patterns.
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Michael Zhao, Michael Zhao, Andreas G. Nowatzyk, Andreas G. Nowatzyk, Thomas Lu, Thomas Lu, Daniel L. Farkas, Daniel L. Farkas, } "Intelligent noncontact surgeon-computer interface using hand gesture recognition", Proc. SPIE 6805, Three-Dimensional Image Capture and Applications 2008, 68050U (25 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.766870; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.766870

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