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A Gesture Driven 3D Interface

Preston, Steven, Lungisa Matshoba and Ming-Chun Chang (2005) A Gesture Driven 3D Interface. Technical Report CS05-15-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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3D visualisation systems have a wide variety of applications, particularly as teaching and simulation tools in a broad range of fields. Manipulation of 3D objects using current regular input devices can be tricky and impractical. While various less common interfaces and methods for the manipulation of 3D objects do exist, many of these are expensive and impractical for the common user.

We present a camera-based application where the user can use hand gestures to manipulate and translate objects in a 3D visualisation system in real time. We also provide a highly useable gesture vocabulary by conducting a Wizard of Oz usability experiment. We present a way of interacting with 3D objects by means of a simple and intuitively easy to use interface through the use of hand gestures.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:hand gesture visualisation interface
Subjects:I Computing Methodologies: I.3 COMPUTER GRAPHICS
I Computing Methodologies: I.5 PATTERN RECOGNITION
ID Code:260
Deposited By:Preston, Steven
Deposited On:21 October 2005