Computer Vision: Image, Analysis and Recognition

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Computer Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics


Carl Burch, Computer Science


We all know a mouse or keyboard can control computes, but is that they only way of communicating with a computer? This is the question our project addresses. We suspect that through the use of primitive algorithms we can write a program that will control a computer without ever having the user touch it. With a web camera, we can analyze the images it takes and determine what signal the user communicated to the camera. For our project we will use the five different hand signals, one through five. These five different signals, as recognized by our program, can then be used to control the computer with no direct user contact. This means that we can control the computer from a distance without touching the computer or speaking to the computer verbally.