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Fingermouse: A Wearable Hand Tracking System

P. de la Hamette, P. Lukowicz, G. Troester and T. Svoboda
UBICOMP2002 Adjunct Proceedings
Goeteborg, Sweden, September 2002


In this paper, we describe a system that implements limited hand tracking and gesture recognition capabilities in a small low power module. A first application is a mouse replacement, worn on the body, that captures the hand movement and allows the user to control a mouse pointer. The hardware is based on 2 image sensors, a distance sensor and a low power DSP. The software consists of different tracking algorithms supported by stereo vision based background clutter removal. Our system proves that computer vision can be useful even for mobile systems with strictly limited computational and power resources.

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  author = {P. de la Hamette and P. Lukowicz and G. Troester and T. Svoboda},
  title = {Fingermouse: A Wearable Hand Tracking System},
  booktitle = {UBICOMP2002 Adjunct Proceedings},
  year = {2002},
  month = {September},
  pages = {15-16},
  volume = {1},
  editor = {P. Ljungstrand and L. E. Homlquist},
  publisher = {TeknologTryck, Elektroteknologsektionen Chalmers, Goeteborg},
  keywords = {Stereo vision, real-time hand finger, tracking, wearable}