Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/9870,
  title    = {A Robust Method for Hand Tracking Using Mean-shift Algorithm and Kalman Filter in Stereo Color Image Sequences},
  author    = {Mahmoud Elmezain and  Ayoub Al-Hamadi and  Robert Niese and  Bernd Michaelis},
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  abstract  = {Real-time hand tracking is a challenging task in many
computer vision applications such as gesture recognition. This paper
proposes a robust method for hand tracking in a complex environment
using Mean-shift analysis and Kalman filter in conjunction with 3D
depth map. The depth information solve the overlapping problem
between hands and face, which is obtained by passive stereo measuring
based on cross correlation and the known calibration data of
the cameras. Mean-shift analysis uses the gradient of Bhattacharyya
coefficient as a similarity function to derive the candidate of the hand
that is most similar to a given hand target model. And then, Kalman
filter is used to estimate the position of the hand target. The results
of hand tracking, tested on various video sequences, are robust to
changes in shape as well as partial occlusion.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Energetic, Electronic and Communication Engineering},  volume    = {3},
  number    = {11},
  year      = {2009},
  pages     = {2151 - 2155},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/9870},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=35},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 35, 2009},
}