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Gesture Control

Gesture control is a type of interface with the controlling computer system of a virtual environment that uses hand motions and changes in body posture such as stance to directly impart command sequences tin lieu of using a keyboard or mouse. Typically it might include behaviour similar to that of a mime, which gesture tracking systems read, analyse the positions of various body parts and how those positions change over time, then implement their interpretation of the desired action.

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Related Dictionary Entries for Gesture Control:

False Reject Rate

FRR

Gait Analysis

Gesture Control

Motion Tracker

Motion Tracking

Motionless Gesture

Natural User Interface

NUI

Smart Prosthetic

Two Handed Input

Unintentional Gesture



 

Resources in our database matching the Term Gesture Control:

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A Downside of Gesture-Control: Perceptual Power of Gestures Used by Others
A potential concern has been found in the psychological implications of gesture control interfaces. When we design such things we must be aware of a power some gestures have, to alter the perceptions and memories of those who witness them.



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Combining MoCap and Gesture Recognition
MoCap - Motion Capture - for all its impressive abilities, has definite limitations in terms of sensory fidelity, the expense and bulk of the rig. Gesture control is cheap and captures every little movement, but easily overwhelmed. Is a hybrid system possible?



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VR Interfaces: AirStrike
AirStrike is a gesture control system designed to enable control of any pc or display interface via waving your fingers in the air, and smart sensing technology to detect those gestures accurately enough to completely replace a computer mouse or 3D pointer.



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Finding the right Gestures for an Interface
It often seems that scarcely a week goes by without word of a minor or major breakthrough in gesture control of computer systems, speech recognition, or speech synthesis systems. All seem to be vectoring in on the ability to control computers entirely hands-off.



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Swapping Data Across Devices with a Gesture
The stuff of numerous sci-fi films the concept of with no more than a gesture, moving data wholesale from one computer to the next, has been made real, with a device not only functional in the lab, but already on its way to mass market commercial use, integrated in satellite and cable TV units.



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Research Behind MUCI Armbands
A PDF released by Microsoft Research, entitled ?Demonstrating the Feasibility of Using Forearm Electromyography for Muscle-Computer Interfaces? details the science behind utilising muscle control as an alternative, viable input system to gesture recognition or spoken commands.
PDF size: 1 meg



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Virtual Voice: Using BMI to Control an Artificial Larynx
A larynx or voicebox is a complex piece of kit to control. Creating an interface for a fully functional artificial one may be beyond us - unless we jack it straight into the brain, and let the nervous system control the new, just the same as the old.



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Large Image Display: The Stepford Wives: Remote Controlled Human
Here we have a remote control, used to control what was originally a human, now just a glorified appliance. If the idea of a remote being used to control a human seems preposterous, remember GVS.



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Eye-tracking as Virtual Environment Interaction for Disabilities
Gaze tracking comes to the desktop, as an interface modality designed exclusively to control virtual environments by gaze control, and aimed at those who lack fine motor control for a mouse. Packaged in the unfortunately named "Snap Clutch" driver.



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Crowdsourcing Swarm Control
Rice University's Multi-Robot Systems Laboratory has created an online game designed solely to help further research into swarm control of simple robotic systems. Namely the quest to find truly effective control strategies for their own bespoke r-one swarm robotic system.



 

Industry News containing the Term Gesture Control:

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(19/12/2008)
A system that can recognize human gestures could provide a new way for people with physical disabilities to interact with computers. A related system for the able bodied could also be used to make virtual worlds more realistic. The system i...


(10/11/2008)
Mgestyk Technologies has developed a gesture-based control system using nothing more than an "affordable 3D camera" and some custom software to capture even small hand gestures.


(24/12/2009)
A wiggle of the fingers will change television channels or turn the volume up or down. In videogames, your movements will control your onscreen digital avatar.

It's called 3D gesture recognition and while it may not be in st...


(13/08/2013)
9th December 2013 - 13th December 2013
Sydney, Australia

The ChalLearn multi-modal gesture recognition challenge and workshop is being held in conjunction with the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interactio...


(25/05/2012)
New intelligent algorithms could help robots to quickly recognize and respond to human gestures. Researchers at A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research in Singapore have created a computer program which recognizes human gestures quickly and ...