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iGesture: A Platform for Investigating Multimodal, Multimedia Gesture-based Interactions

Hare, Jonathon, Karam, Maria, Lewis, Paul and schraefel, m.c. (2005) iGesture: A Platform for Investigating Multimodal, Multimedia Gesture-based Interactions s.n.

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This paper introduces the iGesture platform for investigating multimodal gesture based interactions in multimedia contexts. iGesture is a low-cost, extensible system that uses visual recognition of hand movements to support gesture-based input. Computer vision techniques support gesture based interactions that are lightweight, with minimal interaction constraints. The system enables gestures to be carried out 'in the environment' at a distance from the camera, enabling multimodal interaction in a naturalistic, transparent manner in a ubiquitous computing environment. The iGesture system can also be rapidly scripted to enable gesture-based input with a wide variety of applications. In this paper we present the technology behind the iGesture software, and a performance evaluation of the gesture recognition subsystem. We also present two exemplar multimedia application contexts which we are using to explore ambient gesture-based interactions.

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Published date: April 2005
Keywords: Gesture-based interaction, semaphoric gestures, experiment, usability
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Agents, Interactions & Complexity


Local EPrints ID: 261525
PURE UUID: 62f7c156-ca51-4113-a007-dae85f9ed733
ORCID for Jonathon Hare: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 07 Nov 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:02

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Author: Jonathon Hare ORCID iD
Author: Maria Karam
Author: Paul Lewis
Author: m.c. schraefel

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