Arduino enthusiasts may be interested in a new project which uses an Arduino Nano mounted to a disposable glove together with a few sensors to create a gesture control system that uses a computer’s web camera.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Arduino gesture control system which is being created by B. Aswinth Raj and inspired by the Ironman movie gesture control interfaces.
To make this happen we have to leverage the power of Arduino and Processing combined. Most of would be familiar with Arduino, but Processing might be new for you. Processing is an application just like Arduino and it is also Open source and free to download. Using Processing you can create simple system applications, Android applications and much more. It also has the ability to do Image Processing and Voice recognition. It is just like Arduino and is much easy to learn, but do not worry if you are completely new to processing because I have written this tutorial fairly simple so that anyone with interest can make this working in no time.
In this tutorial we are using Processing to create a simple System application which provides us an UI and track the position of our hand using Image processing. Now, we have to make left click and right click using our fingers. To make that happen I have used two hall sensors (one on my index finger and the other on middle finger) which will be read by the Arduino Nano. The Arduino also transmits the click status to the Computer wirelessly via Bluetooth. It might sound complicated but, Trust me; it is not as hard as it sounds.
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