Gesture Recognition

Principles, Techniques and Applications

  • Amit Konar
  • Sriparna Saha

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 724)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Amit Konar, Sriparna Saha
    Pages 1-33
  3. Amit Konar, Sriparna Saha
    Pages 117-134
  4. Amit Konar, Sriparna Saha
    Pages 135-194
  5. Amit Konar, Sriparna Saha
    Pages 195-224
  6. Amit Konar, Sriparna Saha
    Pages 225-241
  7. Amit Konar, Sriparna Saha
    Pages 269-272
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 273-276

About this book


This book presents a thorough analysis of gestural data extracted from raw images and/or range data with an aim to recognize the gestures conveyed by the data. It covers image morphological analysis, type-2 fuzzy logic, neural networks and evolutionary computation for classification of gestural data. The application areas include the recognition of primitive postures in ballet/classical Indian dances, detection of pathological disorders from gestural data of elderly people, controlling motion of cars in gesture-driven gaming and gesture-commanded robot control for people with neuro-motor disability.

The book is unique in terms of its content, originality and

lucid writing style. Primarily intended for graduate students and researchers in the field of electrical/computer engineering, the book will prove equally useful to computer hobbyists and professionals engaged in building firmware for human-computer interfaces. A prerequisite of high school level mathematics is sufficient to understand most of the chapters in the book. A basic background in image processing, although not mandatory, would be an added advantage for certain sections.


Body Language Studies Communication Body Movement Computational Intelligence Control Through Facial Gestures Gesture Recognition HMI Non-Contact

Authors and affiliations

  • Amit Konar
    • 1
  • Sriparna Saha
    • 2
  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence Lab. Dept. of Elec. and Tele-Comm. Eng.Jadavpur UniversityCalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Artificial Intelligence Lab. Dept. of Electronics and Tele-Comm. Eng.Jadavpur UniversityCalcuttaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62210-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62212-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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