Handel, a Free-Hands Gesture Recognition System

  • Leonello Tarabella
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-31807-1_11

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3310)
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Tarabella L. (2005) Handel, a Free-Hands Gesture Recognition System. In: Wiil U.K. (eds) Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. CMMR 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3310. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


I describe here a real-time vision-based gesture recognition system used in interactive computer music performances. The performer moves his hands in a video-camera capture area, the camera sends the signal to a video digitizer card plugged in a laptop computer. By processing the reconstructed im-ages of the performer’s hands in movement the computer detects x-y positions, shape (posture) and angle of rotation of both the hands. Data extracted from image analysis every frame is used for controlling real-time interactive computer music performances. Two approaches, one more formal the other really operative, are presented.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonello Tarabella
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  1. 1.computerART project of ISTI / CNRResearch Area of the Italian National Council of ResearchPisaItaly

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