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May 2014 Embedded Vision Summit Technical Presentation: "Vision-Based Gesture User Interfaces," Francis MacDougall, Qualcomm

Francis MacDougall, Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm, presents the "Vision-Based Gesture User Interfaces" tutorial at the May 2014 Embedded Vision Summit.

The means by which we interact with the machines around us is undergoing a fundamental transformation. While we may still sometimes need to push buttons, touch displays and trackpads, and raise our voices, we’ll increasingly be able to interact with and control our devices simply by signaling with our fingers, gesturing with our hands, and moving our bodies.

This presentation explains how gestures fit into the spectrum of advanced user interface options, compares and contrasts the various 2-D and 3-D technologies (vision and other) available to implement gesture interfaces, gives examples of the various gestures (and means of discerning them) currently in use by systems manufacturers, and forecasts how the gesture interface market may evolve in the future.

Please note that the audio was intentionally muted between ~3:44 and ~4:44, to address soundtrack copyright concerns.