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Gesture frame - a screen navigation system for interactive multimedia kiosks

: Li, Y.; Groenegress, C.; Strauss, W.G.; Fleischmann, M.

Camurri, A.:
Gesture-based communication in human-computer interaction : 5th International Gesture Workshop, GW 2003, Genova, Italy, April 15 - 17, 2003; selected revised papers
Berlin: Springer, 2004 (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2915)
ISBN: 3-540-21072-5
International Gesture Workshop (GW) <5, 2003, Genova>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IMK ( IAIS) ()

In this article we present the gesture frame, a system based on quasi-electrostatic field sensing. The system captures the arm gestures of the user and translates pointing gestures into screen coordinates and selection command, which become a gesture-based, hands-free interface for browsing and searching multimedia archives of an information kiosk in public spaces. The interface is intuitive and body-centered, and the playful interaction allows visitors to experience a new and magical means to communicate with computers. The system can be placed on or behind any surface and can be used as a user interface in conjunction with any display device.