Behind the palm: Hand gesture recognition through measuring skin deformation on back of hand by using optical sensors

Yuta Sugiura, Fumihiko Nakamura, Wataru Kawai, Takashi Kikuchi, Maki Sugimoto

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Abstract

We propose a system consisting of a wearable device equipped with photo-reflective sensors arranged in an array. Hand gestures are recognized by measuring the skin deformation of the back of the hand. Since the muscles and bones on the back of the hand are linked to the fingers, finger movement can be clearly observed. Skin deformation is measured using several photo-reflective sensors. Skin deformation can be determined by measuring the distance between the device and skin with these sensors. The system estimates hand gestures with a support vector machine using the sensor data. Since this system simultaneously records the hand shape using Leap Motion in the learning phase, a user can freely register gestures. The system further displays a reconstructed digital hand as a gesture-recognition result.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 56th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1082-1087
Number of pages6
Volume2017-November
ISBN (Electronic)9784907764579
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 10
Event56th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2017 - Kanazawa, Japan
Duration: 2017 Sep 192017 Sep 22

Other

Other56th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2017
CountryJapan
CityKanazawa
Period17/9/1917/9/22

Keywords

  • Hand Gesture
  • Photo-Reflective Sensor
  • Skin Deformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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    Sugiura, Y., Nakamura, F., Kawai, W., Kikuchi, T., & Sugimoto, M. (2017). Behind the palm: Hand gesture recognition through measuring skin deformation on back of hand by using optical sensors. In 2017 56th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2017 (Vol. 2017-November, pp. 1082-1087). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/SICE.2017.8105457