MIME: A Gesture-Driven Computer Interface

Heckenberg, D. and Lovell, Brian C. (2000). MIME: A Gesture-Driven Computer Interface. In: Visual Communications and Image Processing, SPIE, V 4067, Perth, Australia, (261-268). 20-23 June, 2000. doi:10.1117/12.386641

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Author Heckenberg, D.
Lovell, Brian C.
Title of paper MIME: A Gesture-Driven Computer Interface
Conference name Visual Communications and Image Processing, SPIE, V 4067
Conference location Perth, Australia
Conference dates 20-23 June, 2000
Journal name Visual Communications and Image Processing 2000, Pts 1-3   Check publisher's open access policy
Publication Year 2000
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1117/12.386641
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
ISBN 0-8194-3703-4
ISSN 0277-786X
Volume 4067
Start page 261
End page 268
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract/Summary MIME (Mime Is Manual Expression) is a computationally efficient computer vision system for recognizing hand gestures. The system is intended to replace the mouse interface on a standard personal computer to control application in a more intuitive manner. The system is implemented in C code with no hardware-acceleration and tracks hand motion at 30 fps on a standard PC. Using a simple two-dimensional model of the human hand, MIME employs a highly-efficient, single-pass algorithm to segment the hand and extract its model parameters from each frame in the video input. The hand is tracked from one frame to the next using a constant-acceleration Kalman filter. Tracking and feature extraction is remarkably fast and robust even when the hand is placed above difficult backdrops such as a typical cluttered desktop environment. Because of the efficient coding of the gesture tracking, adequate CPU power remains to run standard applications such as web browsers and presentations.
Subjects 280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
Keyword computer vision
Gesture recognition
Motion tracking
Kalman filter
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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