Hand gesture recognition using modified 1$ and background subtraction algorithms

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Abstract

Computers and computerized machines have tremendously penetrated all aspects of our lives. This raises the importance of Human-Computer Interface (HCI). The common HCI techniques still rely on simple devices such as keyboard, mice, and joysticks, which are not enough to convoy the latest technology. Hand gesture has become one of the most important attractive alternatives to existing traditional HCI techniques. This paper proposes a new hand gesture detection system for Human-Computer Interaction using real-time video streaming. This is achieved by removing the background using average background algorithm and the 1$ algorithm for hand's template matching. Then every hand gesture is translated to commands that can be used to control robot movements. The simulation results show that the proposed algorithm can achieve high detection rate and small recognition time under different light changes, scales, rotation, and background.

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Khaled, H., Sayed, S. G., Saad, E. S. M., & Ali, H. (2015). Hand gesture recognition using modified 1$ and background subtraction algorithms. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/741068

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