Single and Multiple Hand Gesture Recognition Systems: A Comparative Analysis

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Siddharth Rautaray 1,* Manjusha Pandey 1

1. School of Computer Engineering, KIIT University, Odisha, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 17 Jan. 2014 / Revised: 10 Apr. 2014 / Accepted: 25 Jun. 2014 / Published: 8 Oct. 2014

Index Terms

Real Time, Gesture Recognition, Human Computer Interaction, SHGRS, MHGRS


With the evolution of higher computing speed, efficient communication technologies, and advanced display techniques the legacy HCI techniques become obsolete and are no more helpful in accurate and fast flow of information in present day computing devices. Hence the need of user friendly human machine interfaces for real time interfaces for human computer interaction have to be designed and developed to make the man machine interaction more intuitive and user friendly. The vision based hand gesture recognition affords users with the ability to interact with computers in more natural and intuitive ways. These gesture recognition systems generally consist of three main modules like hand segmentation, hand tracking and gesture recognition from hand features, designed using different image processing techniques which are further integrated with different applications. An increase use of new interfaces based on hand gesture recognition designed to cope up with the computing devices for interaction. This paper is an effort to provide a comparative analysis between such real time vision based hand gesture recognition systems which are based on interaction using single and multiple hand gestures. Single hand gesture based recognition systems (SHGRS) have fewer complexes to implement, with a constraint to the count of different gestures which is large enough with various permutations and combinations of gesture, which is possible with multiple hands in multiple hand gesture recognition systems (MHGRS). The thorough comparative analysis has been done on various other vital parameters for the recognition systems.

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Siddharth Rautaray, Manjusha Pandey, "Single and Multiple Hand Gesture Recognition Systems: A Comparative Analysis", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.6, no.11, pp.57-65, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2014.11.08


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