Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gesture recognition using Kinect on Embedded system

For those who are still following my depth sensor and skeleton recognition research. I've successfully designed a system that can track users hands (and other parts) with my own program. My initial intention was to build a very minimal micro computer with linux kernal running on it, to do gesture recognition. So, I was not happy in adding MS SDK for kinect or OpenNI as my intention was to build a commercial device.

Now, my program is able to filter Remove Background from Depth data with very minimal CPU usage. The system is still able to run with 30 FPS on a very basic CPU available today. Now, after detecting pointing finger (or hand) I am trying to add a self-learning system to recognize custom gestures.

Hopefully, I'll soon add a video of gesture recognition using a simple a micro computer setup.