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Show Your Hands: A Vision-Based Approach to User Identification for Interactive Surfaces

Schmidt, Dominik and Gellersen, Hans (2009) Show Your Hands: A Vision-Based Approach to User Identification for Interactive Surfaces. In: Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, 2009-11-232009-11-25, Banff, Canada.

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    Abstract

    User identification opens up new interaction possibilities on interactive surfaces. Yet many current multi-touch systems only detect isolated touches and cannot identify users. This paper presents a low-cost, biometric method for user identification for vision-based interactive surfaces. To identify users, we extract characteristic contour features from a flat hand posture and use Support Vector Machines (SVM) for classification. Our evaluation shows the method’s robustness together with high true and low false positive rates of 96% respectively 0.5%. We further outline possibilities to integrate this method with surface interaction techniques, taking into account that users have to perform distinctive hand postures to afford identification.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
    Journal or Publication Title: Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 2219 cs_uid ; 395
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 42441
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 22 Oct 2009 10:55
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 02:19
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/42441

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