A Head-Tracker based on the Lucas-Kanade Optical Flow Algorithm

Loewenich, Frank & Maire, Frederic D. (2006) A Head-Tracker based on the Lucas-Kanade Optical Flow Algorithm. In Li, Yuefeng, Looi, Mark, & Zhong, Ning (Eds.) Active Media Technology 2006, June 7-9, 2006, Brisbane, Australia.


Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, automating many everyday chores in the process, changing the way we perform work and providing various forms of entertainment. Makers of technology, however, often do not consider the needs of the disabled in their design of products by, for example, providing some alternative means of interaction with their devices. The use of computers presents a challenge to many disabled users who are not able to see graphical user interfaces, use a mouse or keyboard or otherwise interact with standard computers. This paper introduces a head-tracker based on the use of a modified Lucas-Kanade optical-flow algorithm for tracking head movements, eliminating the need to locate and track specific facial features. The implementation presents an alternative to the traditional mouse input device.

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ID Code: 6027
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Graphical user interface, auditory interaction, Multi, modal interfaces, blind, visual impairment, audio, human, computer interaction, interface models, rehabilitation engineering, users with special needs, disability
ISBN: 9781586036157
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 IOS Press
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 23 Jan 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:22

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