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Finger Detection Algorithm For Computer Mouse Control

  • Rodrigue, Gendusa Tulonge;Lee, Eung-Joo
    • Journal of Korea Multimedia Society
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    • v.20 no.4
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    • pp.671-685
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    • 2017
  • We propose a finger detection algorithm for computer mouse control to control the most commonly actions of a computer mouse(left, right and double click, scroll up and down then we add open and close, minimize and maximize a window, control the mouse.) We use a built-in web camera to control the mouse tasks. We detected, segment, then recognize the hand in our previous papers [1, 2]. The user will be able to interact with the computer with the number of fingers detected.

The Design and Implementation of Mouse Activity Measurement System using Infrared Sensor

  • Kwak, Ho-Young;Huh, Jisoon;Lee, Won Joo
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Computer and Information
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    • v.21 no.12
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    • pp.81-89
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    • 2016
  • In this paper, we design and implement a mouse movement measurement system using an infrared sensor called MAMS (Mouse Activity Measurement System). Unlike existing systems, MAMS can measure movements between IREDs. MAMS is removable allowing convenient portability and is also low cost. MAMS automatically measures mouse activity during a pre-set time interval. Since the measured data can be easily stored in a computer system, it is much simpler and more efficient than the Ugo 47420 model. Moreover, MAMS can be used in medical and veterinary field to eliminate manual observations.

Optimal Display-Control Gain of the Foot-Controlled Isotonic Mouse on a Target Acquisition Task (목표점 선택작업에서 등력성 발 마우스의 최적 반응 - 조종 이득)

  • Lee, Kyung-Tae;Jang, Phil-Sik;Lee, Dong-Hyun
    • IE interfaces
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    • v.17 no.1
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    • pp.113-120
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    • 2004
  • The increased use of computers has introduced a variety kind of human-computer interfaces. Mouse is one of the useful interface tools to place the cursor on the desired position on the monitor. This paper suggested a foot controlled isotonic mouse which was similar to the ordinary hand-controlled mouse except that positioning was controlled by the right foot and the clicking was performed by the left foot. Experimental results showed that both the index of difficulty(IOD) and the display-control gain(DC gain) varied the total movement time in a target acquisition task on the monitor. The present authors also drew the optimal display-control gain of the foot-controlled isotonic mouse over the index of difficulty of 1.0 to 3.0. The optimal display-control gain, i. e., 0.256, could be used when designing a foot-controlled isotonic mouse.

A Joystick-driven Mouse Controlling Method using Hand Gestures (손 제스쳐를 이용한 조이스틱 방식의 마우스제어 방법)

  • Jung, Jin-Young;Kim, Jung-In
    • Journal of Korea Multimedia Society
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    • v.19 no.1
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    • pp.60-67
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    • 2016
  • PC users have long been controlling their computers using input devices such as mouse and keyboard. To improve inconveniences of these devices, the method of screen-touching has widely been used these days, and devices recognizing human gestures are being developed one after another. Fox example, Kinect, developed and distributed by Microsoft, is a non-contact input device that recognizes human gestures through motion-recognizing sensors, thus replacing the mouse as an input device. However, when controlling the mouse on a large screen, it suffers from the problem of requiring large motions in order to move the mouse pointer to the edges of the screen. In this paper, we propose a joystick-driven mouse-controlling method which enables the user to move the mouse pointer to the corners of the screen with small motions. The experimental results show that movements of the user's palm within the range of 30 cm ensure movements of the mouse pointer to the edges of the screen.

Bubble Popping Augmented Reality System Using a Vibro-Tactile Haptic Mouse (진동촉각 햅틱 마우스 기반 버블포핑 증강현실 시스템)

  • Jung, Da-Un;Lee, Woo-Keun;Jang, Seong-Eun;Kim, Man-Bae
    • Journal of Broadcast Engineering
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    • v.15 no.6
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    • pp.715-722
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    • 2010
  • As one of applications in augmented realities, this paper presents a bubble popping system utilizing a haptic vibro-tactile mouse. In this system, virtual bubbles randomly float in the 3D space. By using the vibro-tactile mouse grabbed by a user, the bubbles are popped when they are touched by the mouse in the 3D space. Then a bubble popping effect with addition mouse vibration is delivered to the user's hand through the mouse. The proposed system is developed on ARToolkit environment. Therefore, basic components such as a camera and a marker pattern are required. The systems is composed of a vibro-haptic mouse, a webcam, a marker pattern, a graphic bubble object, and graphic mouse. Mouse vibration as well as bubble fade-out effect is delivered. Therefore, the combination of visual and tactile bubble popping effects outperforms the usage of a single effect in the experience of augmented reality.

A Pilot Study on the Control Performance of Foot-Controlled Mouse Devices for the Nondisabled People

  • Hong, Seung Kweon
    • Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea
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    • v.35 no.3
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    • pp.175-184
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    • 2016
  • Objective: In this study, two types of foot-controlled mouse devices are compared with a hand mouse in the input tasks requiring repetitively switching between a keyboard and a mouse. Background: Foot-controlled mouse devices have been developed for persons with impairments in the mobility of their hands. However, some researchers insisted that the foot-controlled mouse devices could be effectively used by the persons with no limits to their hand mobility. There are needs to investigate the efficiency of the foot-controlled mouse devices, when they are used by the nondisabled people. Method: Participants conducted the input tasks, requiring repetitive switches between a keyboard and a computer mouse. The used computer mouse devices were two types of foot-controlled mouse and a typical hand mouse. Participants performed three types of input task for five days and three types of task performance were measured; the number of completed input tasks within a given practice time, subjective satisfaction level and the time wasted for the mouse control. Results: For five days, the performance of input tasks sharply increased in input tasks by foot-controlled mouse devices rather than a hand mouse. After five days, the level of satisfaction on the foot-controlled mouse devices approached to about 76% of a hand mouse satisfaction level. The control time of the foot-controlled mouse devices also approached to about 109% of a hand mouse control time. Conclusion: After only five-day practice, the input task performance by foot-controlled mouse devices approached to that of a hand mouse. This result may suggest that the foot-controlled mouse devices can be effectively used as an alternative input device for the nondisabled people, if input tasks are easy and enough practice time is provided. Application: The results of this study might help to design foot-controlled mouse devices and to expend the usage of them.

Development of Multi-functional Laser Pointer Mouse Through Image Processing (영상처리를 통한 다기능 레이저 포인터 마우스 개발)

  • Kim, Yeong-Woo;Kim, Sung-Min;Shin, Jin;Yi, Soo-Yeong
    • Journal of Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems
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    • v.17 no.11
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    • pp.1168-1172
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    • 2011
  • Beam projector is popularly used for presentation. In order to pay attention to local area of the beam projector display, a laser pointer is used together with a pointing device(Mouse). Simple wireless presenter has limited functions of a pointing device such as "go to next slide" or "back to previous slide" in a specific application(Microsoft PowerPoint) through wireless channel; thus, there is inconvenience to do other tasks e.g., program execution, maximize/minimize window etc. provided by clicking mouse buttons. The main objective of this paper is to implement a multi-functional laser-pointer mouse that has the same functions of a computer mouse. In order to get position of laser spot in the projector display, an image processing to extract the laser spot in the camera image is required. In addition, we propose a transformation of the spot position into computer display coordinates to execute mouse functions on computer display.

Comparison of Muscle Activity and Input Performance of Operators Using a Computer Mouse and a Trackball

  • Yoo, Hwan-Suk;Yi, Chung-Hwi;Kwon, Ho-Yun;Jeon, Hye-Seon;Yoo, Won-Gyu
    • Physical Therapy Korea
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    • v.16 no.4
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    • pp.37-43
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    • 2009
  • This study compared the electromyographic activities and input performance of computer operators using a computer mouse and a trackball. Muscle activities were assessed at the upper trapezius (UT), middle deltoid (MD), extensor digitorum (ED), and first dorsal interosseous muscle (FDI). Twenty-six healthy subjects were recruited, and the test order was selected randomly for each subject. The task set was to click moving targets on a Windows program. The EMG amplitude was normalized using the percentage of reference voluntary contraction for UT and MD and the percentage of maximal voluntary contraction for ED and FDI. To analyze the differences in EMG activity, a paired t-test was used. UT muscle activities were significantly greater when the computer mouse was used (p<.05). FDI muscle activities were significantly greater when the trackball was used (p<.05). Using a trackball can reduce the load on the UT during computer work and help to prevent and manage work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

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The effect of muscle activity wristbands with mouse using (컴퓨터 마우스 보조기구 사용이 근활성도에 미치는 영향)

  • Lee, Tae-Sik;Song, Min-Young;Chea, Il-Jun
    • Journal of Korean Physical Therapy Science
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    • v.19 no.1
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    • pp.47-54
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    • 2012
  • Purpose : This study is to know the effect on muscle activity when people use mouse aid or not in computer working environment. Method : 11 people of both sex in their twentieth were tested. As a independent variable, the condition without mouse aid and the condition with movable mouse aid were selected, and as a dependent variable, MVC(%) on four muscles and inconvenience degree(RPE scale) on three body part(wrist, forearm, shoulder) were measured. Result : Analyzing the research, MVC(%) of extensor muscle of finger had notably higher muscle activity than other muscles, and there wasn't notable difference in muscle activity before and after using mouse aid. In case of using mouse aid, we tested by giving RPE questionnaire which segmentalized mental fatigue degree into hand, forearm, and shoulder, and resultingly, there wasn't notable differences perspectively. However, people felt less tiredness subjectively after they use the mouse aid. Conclusion : The usage of mouse aid seems to give comfort to computer users.

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