Nouse 'Use Your Nose as a Joystick or a Mouse" - A New Technology for Hands-Free Games and Interfaces

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ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on Vision Interface (VI2002), May 27-29, 2002., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
SubjectHCI; perceptual user interfaces; face tracking; feature detection; shape from shading; evidence theory
AbstractWith the invention of fast USB interfaces and recent increase of computer power and decrease of camera cost, it has become very common to see a camera on top of a computer monitor. Vision-based games and interfaces however are still not common, even despite the realization of the benefits vision could bring: hand-free control, multiple-user interaction etc. The reason for this lies in the inability to track human faces in video both precisely and robustly. This paper describes a face tracking technique based on tracking a convex-shape nose feature which resolves this problem. The technique has been successfully applied to interactive computer games and perceptual user interfaces. These results are presented.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45855
NPARC number9167259
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