Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 110, Issue 2, pp 815–827 | Cite as

Non-audio–Video Gesture Recognition Systems

  • Razvan CraciunescuEmail author


Gesture recognition as a topic in computer science and language technology has the goal of interpreting human gestures via mathematical algorithms. Gestures can originate from any bodily motion or state but commonly originate from the face or hand. Gesture recognition enables humans to communicate with the machine and interact naturally without any mechanical devices. This paper investigates the possibility to use non-audio/video sensors to design a low-cost gesture recognition device that can be connected to any computer on the market. The paper proposes an equation that relates the distance and voltage for a Sharp GP2Y0A21 and GP2D120 sensors in the situation that a hand is used as the reflective object. In the end, the presented system is compared with other audio/video system that exist on the market. Also, future research is shown of a glove-like device for sign-language translation.


Gesture recognition Infrared detectors Hand gesture detection Hand gesture recognition Motion presence 



This work has been funded by European Social Fund, the Human Capital operational programme Priority Axis 6- European and competencies, through the project “Developing the entrepreneurial skills of doctoral and postdoctoral students - key to career success (A-Succes)” Contract no. 51675/09.07.2019 POCU/380/6/13 - SMIS code: 125125); European Commission by FP7 IP Project No. 610658/2013 “eWALL for Active Long Living-eWALL” by the Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007–2013 of the Ministry of European Funds through the Financial Agreement POSDRU/159/1.5/S/132397 and by the ERDF funded project “Research Ecosystems for development and innovation of IT&C services and products for a society connected to IoT—NETIO”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Politechnica of BucharestBucharestRomania

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