Fingertips 3D mouse using a camera

Tsukasa Sakata, Shima Harigae, Masanobu Takahashi

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Abstract

Fingertips 3D mouse has been developed using only one camera. 3D pointing operation was realized by detecting the 3D position of forefinger's fingertip. A function to discriminate between "Pointing mode" (the mode to move the cursor according to the fingertip position) and "Typing mode" (the mode to input the character using the keyboard) has also been developed based on the handshape. So, the user needs not to move his/her hand between the keyboard and the mouse. Click command can also be inputted by touching the thumb to the forefinger in the pointing mode. Functions to automatically measure finger lengths and skin color have also been developed. As a result, the system becomes robust for those variations among different individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference
Pages1398-1401
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 51st Annual Conference on of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2012 - Akita
Duration: 2012 Aug 202012 Aug 23

Other

Other2012 51st Annual Conference on of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2012
CityAkita
Period12/8/2012/8/23

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Keywords

  • 3D
  • Finger
  • Fingertip
  • Hand posture
  • Image
  • Interface
  • Mirror
  • Mouse
  • Pointing
  • Stereo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Sakata, T., Harigae, S., & Takahashi, M. (2012). Fingertips 3D mouse using a camera. In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference (pp. 1398-1401). [6318667]