Whadget: Interactive animation using personification gesture expression of hand

Yu Nagao, Haruka Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Harada, Kaori Omura, Masa Inakage

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)


By pointing your index and middle fingers downward and make strides with them, you have what looks like a walking hand. Whadget is an interactive animation which uses a system that distinguishes various personified gesture motions of a hand such as walking on fingertips. By assigning a bare hand as an independent character by itself, users are able to interact with a digital creature which reacts to the users' personified hand movements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH'08 - ACM SIGGRAPH 2008 Posters
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2008 Posters 2008, SIGGRAPH'08 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Aug 112008 Aug 15

Publication series

NameSIGGRAPH'08 - ACM SIGGRAPH 2008 Posters


OtherACM SIGGRAPH 2008 Posters 2008, SIGGRAPH'08
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA


  • Hand gesture
  • Interaction technique
  • Interactive animation
  • Personified hand movement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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