By Topic

Multi-scenario gesture recognition using Kinect

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Yi Li ; Comput. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA

Hand gesture recognition (HGR) is an important research topic because some situations require silent communication with sign languages. Computational HGR systems assist silent communication, and help people learn a sign language. In this article, a novel method for contact-less HGR using Microsoft Kinect for Xbox is described, and a real-time HGR system is implemented. The system is able to detect the presence of gestures, to identify fingers, and to recognize the meanings of 18 gestures in two pre-defined gesture scenarios: Popular Gesture and the Numbers. The accuracy of the HGR system for Popular Gesture scenario is from 84% to 99% if a single hand performs the gestures, and from 90% to 100% if both hands perform the same gesture at the same time. The accuracy of the HGR system for the Numbers scenario is from 74% to 100% for single-hand gestures. Because the depth sensor of Kinect is an infrared camera, the lighting conditions, signers' skin colors and clothing, and background have little impact on the performance of this system. The accuracy and the robustness make this system a versatile component that can be integrated in a variety of applications in daily life.

Published in:

Computer Games (CGAMES), 2012 17th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

July 30 2012-Aug. 1 2012