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gesture recognition

(1) See mouse gestures.

(2) Swiping a touchscreen with a stylus or one or more fingers. Pinching and expanding with two fingers is quite common for resizing images. See swipe and multitouch.

(3) Computer recognition of handwritten check marks, slashes and other shorthand symbols as commands and annotations.

(4) Identifying hand and body movements. In 1998, Toshiba introduced an infrared device that reflected light from a user's hand to sense motion. More than a decade later, this capability was employed in Microsoft's Kinect controller for its Xbox, and motion control products have debuted ever since. See Kinect.

Pretend It's in Your Hand
The Leap Motion controller lets people play games and musical instruments, create objects and explore the world with Windows and Mac gesture-based apps. (Image courtesy of Ultraleap Limited,
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Automotive gesture recognition is comprised of electronic system installed in automobiles as a part of the human-machine interface (HMI).
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[USPRwire, Fri Aug 16 2019] Rampant digitization across the automotive industry is contemplated to be one of the predominant factors driving automotive gesture recognition market.
Keywords: support, human-computer interaction, gesture recognition, image segmentation
Due to these restrictions segmentation of hand may cause the reduction in hand gesture recognition accuracy.
With the development of mobile platforms, applications on hand gesture recognition have become more and more popular.
Gesture recognition refers to recognizing meaningful body motions involving movements of the fingers, hands, arms, head, face, or body performed with the intent to convey meaningful information or to interact with the environment [1].
In contrast, the noncontact visual inspection methods have the advantage of low cost and comfort for the human body, which are the currently popular gesture recognition methods.
Recently, dynamic gesture recognition has become one of the hottest research topics in human computer interaction (HCI) and has played an important role in virtual reality, smart home and automatic control.
31 May 2017 - UK-based technology and intellectual property investment services provider Tekcapital plc (AIM: TEK) has acquired the worldwide exclusive license to a software program and patent application for enhanced gesture recognition for computing devices, the company said.
Target: Worldwide exclusive license to a software program and patent application for enhanced gesture recognition for computing devices