08843857 is referenced by 27 patents and cites 198 patents.

Disclosed herein are techniques for scaling and translating gestures such that the applicable gestures for control may vary depending on the user's distance from a gesture-based system. The techniques for scaling and translation may take the varying distances from which a user interacts with components of the gesture-based system, such as a computing environment or capture device, into consideration with respect to defining and/or recognizing gestures. In an example embodiment, the physical space is divided into virtual zones of interaction, and the system may scale or translate a gesture based on the zones. A set of gesture data may be associated with each virtual zone such that gestures appropriate for controlling aspects of the gesture-based system may vary throughout the physical space.

Title
Distance scalable no touch computing
Application Number
12/621989
Publication Number
8843857 (B2)
Application Date
November 19, 2009
Publication Date
September 23, 2014
Inventor
Joseph Reginald Scott Molnar
Bellevue
WA, US
Ian LeGrow
Redmond
WA, US
John Clavin
Seattle
WA, US
Steven Bathiche
Kirkland
WA, US
Otto G Berkes
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Micky Minhas
Carole Boelitz
Dan Choi
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
G06F 3/01
G06K 9/68
G06F 3/03
G06F 3/00
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