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Camera-based pointing interface for mobile devices

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3 Author(s)
Orazio Gallo ; School of Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA ; Sonia M. Arteaga ; James E. Davis

As the applications delivered by cellular phones are becoming increasingly sophisticated, the importance of choosing an input strategy is also growing. Touch-screens can simplify navigation by far but the vast majority of phones on the market are not equipped with them. Cameras, on the other hand, are widespread even amongst low-end phones: In this paper we propose a vision-based pointing system that allows the user to control the pointer's position by just waving a hand, with no need for additional hardware.

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2008 15th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing

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12-15 Oct. 2008