Gesture identification based on zone entry and axis crossing

Ryosuke Aoki, Yutaka Karatsu, Masayuki Ihara, Atsuhiko Maeda, Minoru Kobayashi, Shingo Kagami

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Hand gesture interfaces have been proposed as an alternative to the remote controller, and products with such interfaces have appeared in the market. We propose the vision-based unicursal gesture interface (VUGI) as an extension of our unicursal gesture interface (UGI) for TV remotes with touchpads. Since UGI allows users to select an item on a hierarchical menu comfortably, it is expected that VUGI will yield easy-to-use hierarchical menu selection. Moreover, gestures in the air such as VUGI offer an interface area that is larger than that provided by touchpads. Unfortunately, since the user loses track of his/her finger position, it is not easy to input commands continuously using VUGI. To solve this problem, we propose the dynamic detection zone and the detection axes. An experiment confirms that subjects can input VUGI commands continuously.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationInteraction Techniques and Environments - 14th International Conference, HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 19
Event14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2011 Jul 92011 Jul 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6762 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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