The Gesture Watch: A Wireless Contact-Free Gesture Based Wrist Interface

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Title: The Gesture Watch: A Wireless Contact-Free Gesture Based Wrist Interface
Author: Kim, Jungsoo ; He, Jiasheng ; Lyons, Kent ; Starner, Thad
Abstract: We introduce the Gesture Watch, a mobile wireless device worn on a user’s wrist that allows hand gesture control of other devices. The Gesture Watch utilizes an array of infrared proximity sensors to sense hand gestures made over the device and interprets the gestures using hidden Markov models. The Gesture Watch maps intuitive gross hand gestures to control signals such as the play and pause commands commonly found on mobile media players. We present our evaluation of the Gesture Watch designed to determine its the accuracy and usability. In our study, 10 participants used the GestureWatch in both mobile and stationary conditions as well as indoors and outdoors. Overall, we attained a recognition accuracy of 95.5% and found that the Gesture Watch worked well in both indoor and outdoor environments and while mobile.
Description: Presented at the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 20007), Boston, MA, October 11-13, 2007. ©2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Type: Proceedings
Date: 2007-10
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology. Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Gesture interface
Infrared sensors
Mobile device
Wearable computers

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