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Simultaneous Hand Gesture Classification and Finger Angle Estimation via a Novel Dual-Output Deep Learning Model.


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Simultaneous Hand Gesture Classification and Finger Angle Estimation via a Novel Dual-Output Deep Learning Model.

Sensors (Basel). 2020 May 24;20(10):

Authors: Gao Q, Jiang S, Shull PB

Abstract
Hand gesture classification and finger angle estimation are both critical for intuitive human-computer interaction. However, most approaches study them in isolation. We thus propose a dual-output deep learning model to enable simultaneous hand gesture classification and finger angle estimation. Data augmentation and deep learning were used to detect spatial-temporal features via a wristband with ten modified barometric sensors. Ten subjects performed experimental testing by flexing/extending each finger at the metacarpophalangeal joint while the proposed model was used to classify each hand gesture and estimate continuous finger angles simultaneously. A data glove was worn to record ground-truth finger angles. Overall hand gesture classification accuracy was 97.5% and finger angle estimation R 2 was 0.922, both of which were significantly higher than shallow existing learning approaches used in isolation. The proposed method could be used in applications related to the human-computer interaction and in control environments with both discrete and continuous variables.

PMID: 32456330 [PubMed – in process]

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