Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 69, Issue 1, pp 53–77 | Cite as

A multimedia presentation system using a 3D gesture interface in museums



Multimedia presentations have become an indispensable feature of museum exhibits in recent years. Advances in technology have increased the relevance of studying digital communication using computational devices. Devices, such as multi-touch screens and cameras, are essential for natural communication, and obvious applications involve entertainment to attract users. This study focused on the use of cameras to support natural interaction of visitors during museum presentations. We first outlined a platform called the “U-Garden,” comprising a set of tools to assist application designers in developing movement-based projects that employ camera tracking. We then established a rationale with which to base the design of such presentation tools. This system supplies interactive power to natural interaction based on depth image streams, and provides tracking results to designers for producing numerous fascinating applications that appeal to more diverse interactive imaginations.


Interactive system design Interactive multimedia presentation Depth image 



This work was partially supported by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and funded by the Interactive Media Art Workshop. A number of individuals made substantial contributions to improving this paper. The authors would like to express our gratitude for the many interesting discussions provided by Professor Tzu-Wei Tsai. We would also like to thank Professor Geeng-Neng You and Hsiu-Mei Huang for their useful suggestions and assistance on the previous version. The development work for motion sensing, we thank Jia-Fen Hung.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Chung Cheng UniversityChiayiTaiwan

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