Touchless gesture user interface for interactive image visualization in urological surgery

@article{Ruppert2012TouchlessGU,
  title={Touchless gesture user interface for interactive image visualization in urological surgery},
  author={Guilherme C. S. Ruppert and Leonardo Oliveira Reis and Paulo Amorim and Thiago Moraes and Jorge Vicente Lopes da Silva},
  journal={World Journal of Urology},
  year={2012},
  volume={30},
  pages={687-691}
}
In the operating room (OR) a touchless interface is an ideal solution since it does not demand any physical contact and still can provide the necessary control features in a cleansed and sterilized environment. Using open-source software libraries and image processing techniques, we implemented a hand tracking and gesture recognition system based on the Kinect device that enables surgeon to successfully touchlessly navigate through the image in the intraoperative setting through a personal… CONTINUE READING
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