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Avatar motion control by natural body movement via camera

Li, N. and Chen, C. and Wang, Q. and Song, M. and Tao, D. and Li, Xuelong (2008) Avatar motion control by natural body movement via camera. Neurocomputing 72 (1-3), pp. 648-652. ISSN 0925-2312.

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With the popularity of cameras and rapid development of computer vision technology, vision-based HCI is attracting extensive interests. In this paper, we present a system for controlling avatars by natural body movement via a single web-camera. A pose database and a set of color markers are utilized to make ill-posed vision problem tractable for real game applications. Based on the proposed algorithms for indexing pose samples and estimating human pose, we build a prototype system that is responsive, easy to manipulate and runs automatically in real time. User study shows that the system is user-friendly and provides immersive experiences.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Monocular camera, pose estimation, interaction, game avatar control
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
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Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2011 13:50
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 15:27

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