Bring Your Body into Action: Body Gesture Detection, Tracking, and Analysis for Natural Interaction
2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Due to the large influx of computers in our daily lives, human-computer interaction has become crucially important. For a long time, focusing on what users need has been critical for designing interaction methods. However, new perspective tends to extend this attitude to encompass how human desires, interests, and ambitions can be met and supported. This implies that the way we interact with computers should be revisited. Centralizing human values rather than user needs is of the utmost importance for providing new interaction techniques. These values drive our decisions and actions, and are essential to what makes us human. This motivated us to introduce new interaction methods that will support human values, particularly human well-being.
The aim of this thesis is to design new interaction methods that will empower human to have a healthy, intuitive, and pleasurable interaction with tomorrow’s digital world. In order to achieve this aim, this research is concerned with developing theories and techniques for exploring interaction methods beyond keyboard and mouse, utilizing human body. Therefore, this thesis addresses a very fundamental problem, human motion analysis.
Technical contributions of this thesis introduce computer vision-based, marker-less systems to estimate and analyze body motion. The main focus of this research work is on head and hand motion analysis due to the fact that they are the most frequently used body parts for interacting with computers. This thesis gives an insight into the technical challenges and provides new perspectives and robust techniques for solving the problem.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå Universitet , 2014. , 70 p.
Digital Media Lab, ISSN 1652-6295 ; 19
Human Well-Being, Bodily Interaction, Natural Interaction, Human Motion Analysis, Active Motion Estimation, Direct Motion Estimation, Head Pose Estimation, Hand Pose Estimation.
Research subject Signal Processing; Computerized Image Analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-88508ISBN: 978-91-7601-067-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-88508DiVA: diva2:716122
2014-06-04, Naturvetarhuset, N420, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 13:00 (English)
Weng, Juyang, Professor
Liu, Li, Associate Professor
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