Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Omron Announces Gesture Recognition Software for Mobile Apps

Omron announces that it has developed an embedded hand gesture recognition technology capable of simultaneously recognizing the position, shape, and motion of a person's hand or finger by referencing a camera-recorded image. The technology features:

  • Trigger motion is not necessary by facial image sensing technology.
  • Hand or finger position, shape and movements can be recognized simultaneously.
  • Hand gesture detection ranges from very near (about 10cm) to far (several meters).
  • High-speed recognition is enabled on smartphones and tablets.
  • Small program size makes it possible to embed the technology in a diverse range of devices.
  • Recognizable size of hand: 40 pixels or higher
  • Recognition start: By hand-waving or automatic via combination of face and hand recognition
  • Recognition speed: 30fps at 1.0GHz Snapdragon
  • Compatible operating systems: Windows XP/7, Android OS, iOS, etc.

The gesture recognition joins OKAO line of other licenseable image processing routines for mobile applications:

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