Gesture control

October 8, 1999

The University of Dundee's department of applied computing has been awarded Pounds 50,000 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for a three-year project that could mean the end of head-worn sticks, blow tubes and cumbersome glove-based devices currently used by disabled people. Stephen McKenna and Ian Ricketts will work with local disabled people to develop software that bypasses the traditional keyboard and mouse, allowing the computer to "see" and respond to the individual's expressions and gestures directly.

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