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With the escalating role of computers in educational system, human computer interaction, is becoming gradually more important part of it. The general believe is that with the progress in computing speed, communication technologies, and display techniques the existing HCI techniques may become a constraint in the effectual utilization of the existing information flow. The development of user interfaces influences the changes in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Human hand gestures have been a mode of non verbal interaction widely used. The vocabulary of hand gesture communication has many variations. It ranges from simple action of using our finger to point at and using hands to move objects around for more complex expressions for the feelings and communicating with others. Also the hand gestures play a prominent role in teaching considering the explanations and exemplifications being highly dependent on hand gestures. Naturalistic and intuitiveness of the hand gesture has been an immense motivating aspect for the researchers in the field of Human Computer Interaction to put their efforts to research and develop the more promising means of interaction involving human and computers. The pursuance for the Human Computer Interaction research is moved by the central dogma of removing the complex and cumbersome interaction devices and replacing them with more obvious and expressive means of interaction which easily comes to the users with least cognitive burden like hand gestures. This paper designs a simple, natural system for gestural interaction between the user and computer for providing a dynamic user interface. The gesture recognition system uses image processing techniques for detection, segmentation, tracking and recognition of hand gestures for converting it to a meaningful command. This hand gesture recognition system has been proposed, designed and developed with the intensions to make it a substitute for mouse while making dynamic user interface between h- man and machine. Hence instead of making effort to develop a new vocabulary of hand gesture we have matched control instruction set of mouse to subset of most discriminating hand gestures, so that we get a robust interface. The interface being proposed here can be substantially applied towards different applications like image browser, games etc.
Date of Conference: 3-5 Jan. 2012