06788809 is referenced by 479 patents.
A system and method for recognizing gestures. The method comprises obtaining image data and determining a hand pose estimation. A frontal view of a hand is then produced. The hand is then isolated the background. The resulting image is then classified as a type of gesture. In one embodiment, determining a hand pose estimation comprises performing background subtraction and computing a hand pose estimation based on an arm orientation determination. In another embodiment, a frontal view of a hand is then produced by performing perspective unwarping and scaling. The system that implements the method may be a personal computer with a stereo camera coupled thereto.