Determining the meaning of arm gestures

Abstract

Developing methods for determining the meaning of gestures in human-computer interaction, focusing especially on two-way interaction, is the object of a joint project of The Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Gliwice and the Visual Research and Interaction Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. The aim of the project is to create a user interface for exploring virtual 3D spaces, based on natural human gestures.
This article presents the part of the project related to the development of methods for determining the meaning of gestures, carried out by the Visual Research and Interaction Studio of the AFA in Katowice . The foundation of this method is the concept of the gesture semantic field, understood as the sum of meanings attributed to a given gesture.
We have been searching for a natural gesture by applying three fundamental concepts: (1) Semantic Field, (2) Meaning Hierarchy, (3) frequency of occurrence of gesture meanings. These concepts were applied by using semantic tests, the results of which were statistically processed. …

The article was sent to American magazine Gesture.
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