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Tracking the articulated 3D motion of the hand has important applications, for example, in human-computer interaction and teleoperation. We present a novel method that can capture a broad range of articulated hand motions at interactive rates. Our hybrid approach combines, in a voting scheme, a discriminative, part-based pose retrieval method with a(More)
Markerless tracking of hands and fingers is a promising enabler for human-computer interaction. However, adoption has been limited because of tracking inaccuracies, incomplete coverage of motions, low framerate, complex camera setups, and high computational requirements. In this paper, we present a fast method for accurately tracking rapid and complex(More)
Real-time marker-less hand tracking is of increasing importance in human-computer interaction. Robust and accurate tracking of arbitrary hand motion is a challenging problem due to the many degrees of freedom, frequent self-occlusions, fast motions, and uniform skin color. In this paper , we propose a new approach that tracks the full skeleton motion of the(More)
This paper investigates an emerging input method enabled by progress in hand tracking: input by free motion of fingers. The method is expressive, potentially fast, and usable across many settings as it does not insist on physical contact or visual feedback. Our goal is to inform the design of high-performance input methods by providing detailed analysis of(More)
Real-time simultaneous tracking of hands manipulating and interacting with external objects has many potential applications in augmented reality, tangible computing, and wearable computing. However, due to difficult occlusions, fast motions, and uniform hand appearance, jointly tracking hand and object pose is more challenging than tracking either of the(More)
In-vehicle contextual augmented reality (I-CAR) has the potential to provide novel visual feedback to drivers for an enhanced driving experience. To enable I-CAR, we present a parametrized road trench model (RTM) for dynamically extracting display surfaces from a driver's point of view that is adaptable to constantly changing road curvature and(More)
The advent of cloud computing has driven away the notion of having sophisticated hardware devices for performing computing intensive tasks. This feature is very essential for resource-constrained devices. In mobile cloud computing, it is sufficient that the device be a thin client i.e. which concentrates solely on providing a graphical user interface to the(More)
Cloud based data storage has become a common activity these days. The security of the data outsourced to the cloud is still challenging. The data owner should be capable of performing integrity verification as well as to perform data dynamics of his data stored in the cloud server. Various approaches like cryptographic techniques, proxy based solutions,(More)
This technical report contains six final project reports contributed by participants in CMU's Spring 2005 Advanced Operating Systems and Distributed Systems course (15-712) offered by professor Garth Gibson. This course examines the design and analysis of various aspects of operating systems and distributed systems through a series of background lectures,(More)
Acknowledgements I wish to thank Prof. Vineet Kamat for the support and guidance he provided during the course of this research study. In the numerous meetings that we had together he helped me connect my core interests in computer vision and augmented reality to practical problems in construction engineering. I would also like to thank the members of the(More)