Pointing system using fingers on keyboard

Hayato Oikawa, Masanobu Takahashi

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Abstract

Our final goal is to realize a system where the fingers on a keyboard can be used as a mouse. Such a system realizes more smooth operativity because the user needs not to move his/her hand between the keyboard and the mouse. We realized a function to discriminate between "pointing mode" (the mode to move the cursor according to the position of the fingertip) and "character input mode" (the mode to input the character using the keyboard) based on handshape recognition using the image captured by a camera. A mouse click could also be realized by detecting the motion of a thumb in the pointing mode. As a result, a pointing system has been realized where both the pointing operation and the mouse click are possible using the motion of the right hand only on the keyboard.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SICE Annual Conference 2008 - International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology
Pages2807-2810
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
EventSICE Annual Conference 2008 - International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2008 Aug 202008 Aug 22

Publication series

NameProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference

Conference

ConferenceSICE Annual Conference 2008 - International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period08/8/2008/8/22

Keywords

  • Bare-hand
  • Hand posture
  • Human interface
  • Image
  • Mouse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Oikawa, H., & Takahashi, M. (2008). Pointing system using fingers on keyboard. In Proceedings of SICE Annual Conference 2008 - International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology (pp. 2807-2810). [4655142] (Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/SICE.2008.4655142