Nowadays the continuously developing digital devices play an increasing role in
our everyday life, but to take advantage of the current applications, we need more
interactions with the devices. Because of this phenomenon, there is an increasing need
for the alternative solutions to express our commands, thus the gesture recognition
techniques are becoming more an more popular. As an important part of the human
communication, we use gestures to convey information, so it seems a reasonable choice
to control our applications in this more naturalistic way. This study attempts to realise
an application which can be controlled by human gestures.
In terms of this paper’s structure, after the introduction, I specify the tasks I need
to resolve. After that I study the literature of this field to get familiar with the methods I
need to implement in this paper. Then I describe the processes of the development phase
in which I prepare a system design and present the development of the gesture
recognition system and the application I created. In the following section I analyze the
effectiveness and robustness of the realised system. After that I demonstrate some fields
in which these kind of systems can be used. In the end I summarize my experiences and
make a conclusion to my work.