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A Multimodal Perceptual User Interface for Collaborative Environments

  • Giancarlo Iannizzotto
  • Francesco La Rosa
  • Carlo Costanzo
  • Pietro Lanzafame
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3617)

Abstract

In this paper a 3D graphics-based remote collaborative environment is introduced. This system is able to provide multiclient and multimedia communication, and exploits a novel multimodal user interaction paradigm based on hand gesture and perceptual user interfaces. The use of machine vision technologies and a user-centered approach produce a highly usable and natural human-computer interface, allowing even untrained users a realistic and relaxing experience for long and demanding tasks. We then note and motivate that such an application can be considered as an Augmented Reality application; according to this view, we describe our platform in terms of long-term usability and comfort of use. The proposed system is expected to be useful in remote interaction with dynamic environments. To illustrate our work, we introduce a proof-of-concept multimodal, bare-hand application and discuss its implementation and the obtained experimental results.

Keywords

Augmented Reality Hand Gesture Multimedia Communication Collaborative Environment Video Projector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giancarlo Iannizzotto
    • 1
  • Francesco La Rosa
    • 1
  • Carlo Costanzo
    • 1
  • Pietro Lanzafame
    • 1
  1. 1.VisiLab, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of Messina 

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