Using the optical flow to implement a relative virtual mouse controlled by head movements
Rubión Soler, Edgar
Teixidó Cairol, Mercè
Fernández del Viso, Alicia
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The following paper introduces the work conducted to create a relative virtual mouse based on the interpretation of head movements and face gesture through a low cost camera and the optical flow of the images. This virtual device is designed specifically as an alternative non-contact pointer for people
with mobility impairments in the upper extremities and reduced head control. The proposed virtual device was compared with a conventional mouse, a touchpad and a digital joystick. Validation results show performances close to a digital joystick but far away from a conventional mouse.