Handel, a Free-Hands Gesture Recognition System

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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.


Gesture Recognition Harmonic Spectrum Frame Dimension Gesture Recognition System Computer Music 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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