MIME: a gesture-driven computer interface

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MIME: a gesture-driven computer interface
MIME (Mime Is Manual Expression) is a computationally efficient computer vision 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 two-dimensional 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 prese...
Daniel Heckenberg, Brian Lovell
Added 01 Nov 2010
Updated 01 Nov 2010
Type Conference
Year 2000
Where VCIP
Authors Daniel Heckenberg, Brian Lovell
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