Do We Need Complex Models for Gestures? A Comparison of Data Representation and Preprocessing Methods for Hand Gesture Recognition

  • Marcin Blachnik
  • Przemysław Głomb
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7267)


Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is one of the most rapidly developing fields of computer applications. One of approaches to HCI is based on gestures which are in many cases more natural and effective than conventional inputs. In the paper the problem of gesture recognition is investigated. The gestures are gathered from the dedicated motion capture system, and further evaluated by 3 different preprocessing procedures and 4 different classifier. Our results suggest that most of the combinations produce adequate recognition rate, with appropriate signal normalization being the key element.


Human-Computer Interaction gesture recognition signal processing machine learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcin Blachnik
    • 1
  • Przemysław Głomb
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management and InformaticsSilesian University of TechnologyKatowicePoland
  2. 2.The Institute of Theoretical and Applied InformaticsPolish Academy of SciencesGliwicePoland

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