Multi-touch Interaction with Gesture Recognition
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This master's thesis explores the world of multi-touch interaction with gesture recognition. The focus is on camera based multi-touch techniques, as these provide a new dimension to multi-touch with its ability to recognize objects. During the project, a multi-touch table based on the technology Diffused Surface Illumination has been built. In addition to building a table, a complete gesture recognition system has been implemented, and different gesture recognition algorithms have been successfully tested in a multi-touch environment. The goal with this table, and the accompanying gesture recognition system, is to create an open and affordable multi-touch solution, with the purpose of bringing multi-touch out to the masses. By doing this, more people will be able to enjoy the benefits of a more natural interaction with computers. In a larger perspective, multi-touch is just the beginning, and by adding additional modalities to our applications, such as speech recognition and full body tracking, a whole new level of computer interaction will be possible.