Towards Automatic Hands Detection in Single Images

  • Athanasios Tsitsoulis
  • Nikolaos Bourbakis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8157)


Detection of hands in single, unconstrained, monocular images is a very difficult task. Localization and extraction of the hand regions, however, provides important and useful knowledge that can facilitate many other tasks, such as gesture recognition, pose estimation and action recognition. In this paper we present a simple appearance-based methodology that combines face detection and anthropometric constraints to efficiently estimate the position and regions of hands in images. It requires no training neither explicit estimation of the human pose. Experimental results illustrate the performance of the approach.


hands detection face detection skin detection segmentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Athanasios Tsitsoulis
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Bourbakis
    • 1
  1. 1.ATR CenterWright State UniversityDaytonUSA

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