A Conceptual Image-Based Data Glove for Computer-Human Interaction
AbstractData gloves are devices equipped with sensors that capture the movements of the hand of the user in order to select or manipulate objects in a virtual world. Data gloves were introduced three decades ago and since then have been used in many 3D interaction techniques. However, good data gloves are too expensive and only a few of them can perceive the full set of hand movements. In this paper we describe the design of an image-based data glove (IBDG) prototype suitable for finger sensible applications, like virtual objects manipulation and interaction approaches. The proposed device uses a camera to track visual markers at finger tips, and a software module to
compute the position of each finger tip and its joints in real-time. To evaluate our concept, we have built a prototype and tested it with 15 volunteers. We also discuss how to improve the engineering of the prototype, how to turn it into a low cost interaction device, as well as other relevant issues about this original concept.
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Fernandes, L. A. F., Pamplona, V. F., Prauchner, J. L., Nedel, L. P., & Oliveira, M. M. (2009). A Conceptual Image-Based Data Glove for Computer-Human Interaction. Revista De Informática Teórica E Aplicada, 15(3), 75–94. https://doi.org/10.22456/2175-2745.8265