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The Development of a Glove-based Input System as part of the Sign PS Project

  • J. Cracknell
  • C. Ramsay
  • A. Cairns
  • P. Gregor
  • I. Ricketts
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Abstract

This paper will describe the techniques used by a glove-based sign input system for the extraction of sign parameters such as handshape, location, orientation and movement. The hardware used consists of a pair of Virtual Technology Cyber-Gloves, coupled with a Polhemus position monitoring system.

This research forms part of the Sign PS project, which is a European project funded under TIDE (The Technology Initiative for the Disabled and Elderly). The consortium consists of 5 partners; 3 based in the Netherlands, one in Germany and Dundee University in the UK. The work focuses on the development of a printing system, which will allow users to write documents using signs as input. There are several components to the system; a font to allow the 2-dimensional representation of signs; an editor to allow users to create and edit documents written in signs; a glove-based input system; a video-based input system; and also a sign prediction system to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the overall package.

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© Springer-Verlag London 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Cracknell
    • 1
  • C. Ramsay
    • 1
  • A. Cairns
    • 1
  • P. Gregor
    • 1
  • I. Ricketts
    • 1
  1. 1.The MicroCentreUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK

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