Real-time Tracking of Head Rotation for Human-Computer-Interaction based on Image Projection Curves

T. Yamada, K. Shibukawa, H. Date, S. Kanai, and T. Kishinami (Japan)


Projection curve, Human Interface, HLS color


This paper addresses our proposed method to automatically detect the direction of the rotational motion of the human head. The method introduced in this paper develops a human interface, especially in regards to the mouse cursor which can be controlled by the motion of the head motion. Conventionally, template matching is mainly used to make a computer recognize the motion and position of the human face, but there are several problems with terms of versatility and time involved with calculation. We propose a new algorithm to detect the head rotational motion by calculating the shift length of projection curves which are derived from the Hue information of each image.

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