Sign Language Support: Adding a Gesture Library to the Leap Motion SDK

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There are several research initiatives that tackle gesture recognition. Nevertheless the interaction between the input devices and an application level is still a hard task that has to be accomplished each time a new system is being developed. The objective of this research work is to facilitate that endeavor by introducing a new generic software layer between the gesture capture device and the application level. This layer will provide the introduction of a gesture library and a set of functionalities both to feed this library and pursue gesture recognition afterwards. The objective is to hinder lower-level software/hardware details from a developer towards letting him or her to focus directly at the Application Level. This article presents the created architecture for this new layer. The validation was made using the Leap Motion, at the Sensor Level, and creating a Serious Game devoted to Sign Language exercising, at the Application Level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSerious Games, Interaction and Simulation. 6th International Conference, SGAMES 2016, Porto, Portugal, June 16-17, 2016, Revised Selected Papers
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-51055-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-51054-5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2017


  • Natural user interface
  • Gesture recognition
  • Serious games
  • Leap motion
  • Middleware


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