Interacting with a self-portrait camera using motion-based hand gestures

Shaowei Chu, Jiro Tanaka

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Abstract

Taking self-portraits with a digital camera is a popular way to present oneself through photography. Traditional techniques for taking self-portraits, such as use of selftimers or face detection, provide only a modest degree of interaction between the user and camera. In this paper, we present an interaction technique that make novel use of image-processing algorithm to recognize hand motion gestures and provides user a natural way to interact with camera for taking self-portraits. User can perform nature gestures to control essential functions of camera and take self-portraits effectively. Three types of gesture (i.e., waving, eight-direction selection, and circling were identified and applied to develop a gesture user interface for controlling a Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera. Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the usability and performance of the gesture interface. The results confirmed that the usability of the gesture interface is superior to a self-timer and the proposed technique achieved about 80% accurate recognition of motion gestures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPCHI 2013 / India HCI 2013 - Joint Proceedings of the 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction and the 5th Indian Conference on Human Computer Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages93-101
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781450322539
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction, APCHI 2013 and the 5th Indian Conference on Human Computer Interaction, India HCI 2013 - Bangalore, India
Duration: 2013 Sep 242013 Sep 27

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

OtherJoint 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction, APCHI 2013 and the 5th Indian Conference on Human Computer Interaction, India HCI 2013
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period13/9/2413/9/27

Keywords

  • Digital camera
  • Gesture user interface
  • Human computer interaction
  • Image processing
  • Motion gestures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Chu, S., & Tanaka, J. (2013). Interacting with a self-portrait camera using motion-based hand gestures. In APCHI 2013 / India HCI 2013 - Joint Proceedings of the 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction and the 5th Indian Conference on Human Computer Interaction (pp. 93-101). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2525194.2525206