Safe human-computer interface based on efficient image processing algorithm

S. Wilding, P. Walker, S. Clinton, D. Williams, Joanna Isabelle Olszewska

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With the growing digitalization of our society and the increasing development of Industry 4.0, the development of safe human-computer interfaces is of prime importance. For this purpose, we present a new solution for avoiding any physical contact between the human and the machine’s display and/or its keyboard/pad. Hence, we developed an innovative image processing algorithm which runs on the live video stream of the remote interaction between the human and the machine such as a computer or an intelligent agent; the video stream being captured by an off-the-shelf camera which is embedded in the main machine. The resulting computer-vision system performs visual object detection and tracking of a marker the user holds in one hand and could wave it from a distance in order to remotely interact with the interface of the machine. This remote interaction system has been successfully tested in real-world operational conditions, and the performance of this image processing application has been evaluated in real time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Informatics
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2021


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