PerceptualGlove: Real-time Input of 3D Pose and Gestures

To extend the capability of commonly used graphical user interface, we have been studying a novel interface which provides various supports for a user without explicit control commands. This paper describes a method for tracking a user's hand in 3D and for recognizing the hand's gesture in real-time without using any invasive devices attached to the hand. In particular, multiple camera inputs are used to overcome the problem of occlusions, and a neural network is used for fast and robust recognition of predefined hand gestures.


  1. 1.Y. Sato, M. Saito, H.Koike: Real-time input of 3D pose and gestures of a user's hand and its applications for HCI, The 2001 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (IEEE-VR2001), pp.79-86, 2001. (Honorable Mention for the Outstanding Paper Award).