A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

A mix of posts on gesture, HCI, perception or robots and some personal information.

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Archive for March, 2008

Pirate ‘Hand’ Gestures

I was wrong. Wrong about the necessity of hands for gesturing (actually, for waving, to be exact).

(source: ShoutWire)
Apparently, any old hook will do instead of hands. Or should we say that this case is a special case of projection? Perhaps it is the placement of the hook on Pirate Arm’s End that enables the [...]


The 2008 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition is upcoming. It will be held in De Rode Hoed in Amsterdam, September 17-19, 2008.

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22 March is the deadline for the submission of regular papers. There will also be a workshop on the ‘Psychology of Face and Gesture Recognition’. That should be [...]

Herman Roodenburg’s Eloquence

With great delight I read Herman Roodenburg’s 2004 book called ‘Eloquence of the Body. Perspectives on gesture in the Dutch Republic’. I already posted about it earlier with respect to Jelgerhuis and a lovely video about ‘Welstand’. Roodenburg is a scholar based at the Meertens Instituut, who has written on various topics where history and [...]

Gesture Interaction for Window Displays

Orange, the phone company, is exploring and developing a nice new niche market for gesture recognition: The Interactive Shop Window.

Could it be one of the killer apps for gesture recognition? I think it is possible. The advantages are quite clear. As a unique selling point gesture recognition offers the possibility to interact through existing windows, [...]

Soldier Hand Signals

Just for a laugh, here is a caricature of soldiers’ hand signals:

(Source: Geenstijl Dumpert)


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