Image measurement of hand dimensions and model-based human hand posture estimation

Shunta Saito, Makiko Kochi, Masaaki Mochimaru, Yoshimitsu Aoki

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    Abstract

    We have a lot of products designed for use by hand, like a mobile phone, mouse, and camera, etc. These products can be used by many kinds of people whose hands come in various sizes. Designing a handheld product, therefore, it is required to consider the individual difference of user's hands. So there are the high expectations for simulating the interaction between user's hands in various sizes and the product in order to evaluate the product design without prototyping. To achieve it, the technology that generates various Digital Hands automatically from data of hand measurements and finds how a user grasps the product is needed. In this paper, we propose the method that measures 23 lengths and 9 widths included in all fingers automatically from a single image which is got by scanning palm side of a hand using any paper scanner. And we use these resultant measurements for estimating 9 thicknesses and 5 boundary lengths included in fingers or a palm that are perpendicular to the scanned surface. Finally, we try to deform the resultant Digital Hand model into a grasping posture.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IECON 2010, 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
    Pages1133-1137
    Number of pages5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
    Event36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2010 - Glendale, AZ, United States
    Duration: 2010 Nov 72010 Nov 10

    Publication series

    NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

    Other

    Other36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2010
    CountryUnited States
    CityGlendale, AZ
    Period10/11/710/11/10

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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