A non-contact mouse for surgeon-computer interaction

Chauncey Graetzel, Terrence W. Fong, Sebastien Grange, and Charles Baur
Technology and Health Care, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2004, pp. 245-257.


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Abstract
We have developed a system that uses computer vision to replace standard computer mouse functions with hand gestures. The system is designed to enable noncontact human-computer interaction (HCI), so that surgeons will be able to make more effective use of computers during surgery. In this paper, we begin by discussing the need for non-contact computer interfaces in the operating room. We then describe the design of our non-contact mouse system, focusing on the techniques used for hand detection, tracking, and gesture recognition. Finally, we present preliminary results from testing and planned future work.

Keywords
HCI, vision, computer aided surgery

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Text Reference
Chauncey Graetzel, Terrence W. Fong, Sebastien Grange, and Charles Baur, "A non-contact mouse for surgeon-computer interaction," Technology and Health Care, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2004, pp. 245-257.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Fong_2004_4773,
   author = "Chauncey Graetzel and Terrence W Fong and Sebastien Grange and Charles Baur",
   title = "A non-contact mouse for surgeon-computer interaction",
   journal = "Technology and Health Care",
   pages = "245-257",
   publisher = "IOS Press",
   year = "2004",
   volume = "12",
   number = "3",
}