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Markerless detection of fingertips of object-manipulating hand

Sophian, Ali and Awang Za’aba, Dayang Qurratu’aini and Sediono, Wahju and Md. Yusof, Hazlina and Sudirman, Sud (2016) Markerless detection of fingertips of object-manipulating hand. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (23). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1819-6608

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Most reported works on fingertip detection focus on extended fingers where the hand is not occluded by another object. This paper proposes a machine-vision-based technique exploiting the contour of the hand and fingers for detecting the fingertips when the hand is manipulating a ball, which means that the fingers are closed and the hand is partially occluded. The preliminary result of our on-going research is promising where it can be used to generate a more objective performance indicator for monitoring the progress during hand therapy by using a digital webcam. Being markerless and contactless, the proposed technique will require minimal preparation prior to the therapy.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7258/53542
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fingertip detection, machine vision, hand rehabilitation
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Ali Sophian
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 11:45
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2019 11:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53542

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