Gesture Interfaces with Depth Sensors


Computers and other electronic devices shrink and the need for a human interface remains. This generates a tremendous interest in alternative interfaces such as touch-less gesture interfaces, which can create a large, generic interface with a small piece of hardware. However, the acceptance of novel interfaces is hard to predict and may challenge the required computer-vision algorithms in terms of robustness, latency, precision, and the complexity of the problems involved.In this article, we provide an overview of current gesture interfaces that are based on depth sensors. The focus is on the algorithms and systems that operate in the near range and can recognize hand gestures of increasing complexity, from simple wipes to the tracking of a full hand-skeleton.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTime-of-Flight and Depth Imaging. Sensors, Algorithms and Applications : Dagstuhl Seminar 2012 and GCPR Workshop on Imaging New Modalities
EditorsMarcin Grzegorzek, Christian Theobalt, Reinhard Koch, Andreas Kolb
Number of pages20
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date01.01.2013
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-44963-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-44964-2
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2013
EventDagstuhl Seminar 2012 and GCPR Workshop on Imaging New Modalities - Würzburg, Germany
Duration: 06.09.201208.09.2012


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