OMRON Corporation developed a new hand gesture recognition technology capable of simultaneously recognizing the position, shape, and motion of a person's hand or finger by referencing a camera-recorded image. When used with the company’s facial image sensing technology, gesture recognition is started automatically using the analysis of an interrelation between the position or direction of the face and the hand shape or position. By eliminating the need for a trigger motion, such as a wave of the hand, a more natural interaction takes place with machines, and is based on some interpretation of intention.
The elimination of trigger motion
Hand and finger position, shape and movement is recognized simultaneously
Gesture detection ranges from 10cm to several meters
High speed recognition for smartphones and tablets
This would be ideal for video relay service (VRS) & other communications for the ASL Deafies: Simply point your smartphone camera at them, recognize their ASL gestures, transliterate it into text, perform sentence-level ASL-English translation, and then use text-to-speech.
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