Natural Mouse - a novel human computer interface

Pengyu Hong, Thomas Huang

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Face tracking allows hand-free human computer interactions. In spite of advances in computer hardware and efficient and robust vision algorithms for tracking, the requirement about face and facial tracking in particular situation remains unclear. This paper considers the problems of building human computer interface via face tracking and describes an architecture for a novel tool - Natural Mouse. Natural Mouse allows the merge of the state-of-art face-related techniques and the demand of human. The advantage of the Natural Mouse is that people can dynamically configure it, and control it by facial gestures and face motions without need to wear any accessory instrument. A mouse icon displayed on the computer monitor visualizes the natural mouse and help people to control it. An immediate application of the Natural Mouse will be a device that enables people with hand and speech disability to communication with computer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1999
EventInternational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'99) - Kobe, Jpn
Duration: Oct 24 1999Oct 28 1999


OtherInternational Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'99)
CityKobe, Jpn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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