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Computer Control by Tracking Head Movements for the Disabled

  • HyungJun Kim
  • DaeHyun Ryu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)

Abstract

We present a system for the hands-free control of a computer, using a PC camera to track head movements, then translating these movements into cursor movements onto a computer screen. The proposed system is an alternative for people with spinal cord injuries and other special needs. It can be run on a standard Windows platform and makes use of a standard USB video camera to track head movements compared to other commercial hands-free products, which use special devices. Also, it can be applied to not only the disabled but also for any users operating common devices, such as ATMs, vending machines, or pay phones.

Keywords

Head Movement Motion Vector Template Match Search Region Template Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • HyungJun Kim
    • 1
  • DaeHyun Ryu
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Information TechnologyHansei UniversityKorea

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