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Advanced Intelligent Computing Theories and Applications

Volume 93 of the series Communications in Computer and Information Science pp 381-386

Human Computer Interaction Using Hand Gestures

  • Prashan PremaratneAffiliated withSchool of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong
  • , Quang NguyenAffiliated withResearch School of Information Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University
  • , Malin PremaratneAffiliated withAdvanced Computing and Simulation Laboratory (AXL) Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University

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Abstract

The number of entertainment electronic apparatus used in households has dramatically increased over the years. Most of them rely on remote controllers to receive commands to perform pre-programmed functions. As most of the population in the developed world is aging, remote controllers are no longer the best interface between these entertainment units and the users. This is indeed the case due to the variety of physical shapes and functional commands that each remote control features raising numerous problems: the difficulties in locating the wanted remote control, the confusion among the button layout, the replacement issue, etc. Today, there is an opportunity for better interfaces that will find a favorable response from the aging population and the gaming enthusiasts alike. The work presented here is an extension to our recently published work [1] which received very high worldwide media publicity [2,3]. The presented system does not require the user to use long sleeved clothing as required by the previous system.