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