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Static hand gesture recognition based on finger root-center-angle and length weighted Mahalanobis distance
Author(s): Xinghao Chen; Chenbo Shi; Bo Liu
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Paper Abstract

Static hand gesture recognition (HGR) has drawn increasing attention in computer vision and human-computer interaction (HCI) recently because of its great potential. However, HGR is a challenging problem due to the variations of gestures. In this paper, we present a new framework for static hand gesture recognition. Firstly, the key joints of the hand, including the palm center, the fingertips and finger roots, are located. Secondly, we propose novel and discriminative features called root-center-angles to alleviate the influence of the variations of gestures. Thirdly, we design a distance metric called finger length weighted Mahalanobis distance (FLWMD) to measure the dissimilarity of the hand gestures. Experiments demonstrate the accuracy, efficiency and robustness of our proposed HGR framework.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2016
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9897, Real-Time Image and Video Processing 2016, 98970U (29 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2228811
Show Author Affiliations
Xinghao Chen, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Chenbo Shi, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Bo Liu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9897:
Real-Time Image and Video Processing 2016
Nasser Kehtarnavaz; Matthias F. Carlsohn, Editor(s)

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