PAC-pac: Pinching gesture recognition for tabletop entertainment system

Kentaro Fukuchi, Toshiki Sato, Haruko Mamiya, Hideki Koike

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Abstract

We present our new interaction technique for tabletop system and video game application using it. This technique is for recognizing a pinching gesture performed with the thumb and forefinger and tapping gestures with them by a ceiling camera above the table. The positions and orientations of multiple gestures are recognized at 200Hz, and the users around the table are tracked by their arm positions. This technique is useful for large-sized tabletop system for multiple users because it does not require any additional equipments to them nor registration process before using the system. Some pilot studies demonstrated the robustness and accuracy of the proposed technique with displaying appropriate guide on the display. We also developed a video game application called "Pacpac". A player can shoot a bullet along the orientation of his hand by tapping, from any side of the table. We exhibited Pac-pac several time and well-received.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI' 10
Pages267-273
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2010
EventInternational Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI '10 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 26 May 201028 May 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI '10
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period26/05/1028/05/10

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    Fukuchi, K., Sato, T., Mamiya, H., & Koike, H. (2010). PAC-pac: Pinching gesture recognition for tabletop entertainment system. In Proceedings of the Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI' 10 (pp. 267-273). (Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI). https://doi.org/10.1145/1842993.1843040