Gesture Recognition: A Survey

Sushmita Mitra, Tinku Acharya
2007 IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part C (Applications and Reviews)  
Gesture recognition pertains to recognizing meaningful expressions of motion by a human, involving the hands, arms, face, head, and/or body. It is of utmost importance in designing an intelligent and efficient human-computer interface. The applications of gesture recognition are manifold, ranging from sign language through medical rehabilitation to virtual reality. In this paper, we provide a survey on gesture recognition with particular emphasis on hand gestures and facial expressions.
more » ... ions involving hidden Markov models, particle filtering and condensation, finite-state machines, optical flow, skin color, and connectionist models are discussed in detail. Existing challenges and future research possibilities are also highlighted.
doi:10.1109/tsmcc.2007.893280 fatcat:iywyfj465zgfnp4n2o7usgcsne