A Real-time Algorithm for Finger Detection in a Camera Based Finger-Friendly Interactive Board System

  • Ye Zhou
  • Gerald Morrison
Schlagworte: Motion detection, Vertical intensity profile, Region of interesting, Segmentation, DDC: 004 (Data processing, computer science, computer systems)


This paper proposes an approach to finger detection for a type of camera based interactive board. In this approach, finger finding is confined within a stripe that is the projection of the edge of the board on the image plane with respect to a camera instead of using global search. The region where a finger intersects with the stripe is first detected and segmented from the background. A region growing algorithm is then applied to the region to segment the whole finger. This approach can detect multi-targets and be implemented efficiently, processing 30 or more 640×120 images per second even in a cheap DSP.
The 5th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems