AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fifth International FLAIRS Conference

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Gestural Control of Household Appliances for the Physically Impaired
Hans Werner Guesgen, Darren Kessell

Last modified: 2012-05-16


Household appliances such as dishwashers, televisions and radios are an indispensable part of the modern household. Yet, people who have some form of physical impairment often find that they are unable to make use of these commonly available appliances, to the detriment of their lifestyle. This paper proposes a gesture interface for home appliances that can be used by people with physical impairments. Two simulated gesture controlled appliances are developed and evaluated by physically impaired people. The results show that this interface is able to allow physically impaired people to make use of modern appliances by gesture.


ambient intelligence; gesture recognition

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