Development of New Automatic Hand Gesture Recognition Technology by OMRON
OMRON has announced the development of a new hand gesture recognition technology. The new technology by OMRON incorporates company’s core facial image sensing technology allowing the gesture recognition to start automatically without any needs for trigger motion the recognition process through an initial movement, such as waving a hand. The new technology is capable of simultaneously recognizing the position, shape, and motion of a person’s hand or figure by referencing a camera recorded image. The hand gesture detection ranges from very near of about 10 cm to far (several meters). Omron’s gesture recognition technology employs a statistical classification method as well as model fitting technology developed over many years by OMRON. Part of this technology will be released at the Symposium on Sensing via Image Information (SSII 2012) to be held in Pacifico Yokohama from June 6 to 8.