Cultural awareness
and personal customization
of gestural commands
using a shamanic interface
Leonel Morgado
leonel.morgad...
Low cost motion-capturing
devices
Libraries/Frameworks for
gestures in applications
Pipeline

Depth Data

Skeleton Data

http://i.imgur.com/OdxJm.png
http://neurogami.com/presentations/KinectForArtists/
Limitations
1

2

3
1 Precision and synchronicity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuiRUV5LWuk
2 Unnatural motion

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kikas_babe
nco/9119057052/sizes/o/in/photostream/

http://blog.case.edu/l...
3 Non-kinestesic concepts

Wave to Kinect
(“start”)

Guide
(“stop”)
Which gestures?
http://www.travelinsurance.org/gestures/
3 Non-kinestesic concepts

Wave to Kinect
(“start”)

Guide
(“stop”)
3 Non-kinestesic concepts
Holding “window pane” to pan and zoom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehTvtkybubM
3 Non-kinestesic concepts
“Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop”
http://www.keiichimatsuda.com/augmented.php
3 Non-kinestesic concepts
“Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop”
http://www.keiichimatsuda.com/augmented.php
& Culture
Shamanic interface
One interface for all cultural backgrounds is utopian…
…but connecting gestural metaphors to cultural
background in order ...
…particularly to provide end-users with
better access to advanced behaviours.
Aveiro, Portugal: Saint Gonçalinho celebratio
Cuna people, Panama: inna suid, rite of cutting a girl’s
Want to cooperate? Get in
touch!
leonel.morgado@uab.pt
Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface
Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface
Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface
Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface
Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface
Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface
Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface
Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface
Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface
Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface
Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface
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Presentation given at 5th International Conference on Software Development and
Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI 2013) in Vigo.

Abstract:

Gesture-based interfaces to control systems using full body or upper torso motions are becoming more common, particularly in the entertainment industry but increasingly in other domains. These interfaces may represent significant hurdles for individuals with motion or balance impairments. Even for non-impaired users, commands which are not readily represented by body mimicry require users to learn new non-intuitive gestures for adding layers of complexity in commands. In this paper, a reflection and clarification of these challenges is presented, based on some sample usage cases. Then a possibly solution path is presented, resorting to an idea originating in a science fiction novel, the shamanic interface imagined by Daniel Suarez. A reflection on its feasibility and on possible paths towards its creation is presented, as well as the possible impacts to render gesture-based interfaces more accessible to all and potentially easier to learn due to enhanced cultural awareness. The basic idea presented in this reflection paper is that the creation of a concern-separation layer between the gestures being executed by the users and their interpretation by computing systems can contribute both to the access by users with special needs and to all users in general, by enabling customized approaches to gesture-based control..

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Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface

  1. 1. Cultural awareness and personal customization of gestural commands using a shamanic interface Leonel Morgado leonel.morgado@uab.pt INESC TEC (formerly INESC Porto) Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University) Portugal
  2. 2. Low cost motion-capturing devices
  3. 3. Libraries/Frameworks for gestures in applications
  4. 4. Pipeline Depth Data Skeleton Data http://i.imgur.com/OdxJm.png http://neurogami.com/presentations/KinectForArtists/
  5. 5. Limitations 1 2 3
  6. 6. 1 Precision and synchronicity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuiRUV5LWuk
  7. 7. 2 Unnatural motion http://www.flickr.com/photos/kikas_babe nco/9119057052/sizes/o/in/photostream/ http://blog.case.edu/lev.gonick/2007/03/1 9/exp_flying.jpg
  8. 8. 3 Non-kinestesic concepts Wave to Kinect (“start”) Guide (“stop”)
  9. 9. Which gestures?
  10. 10. http://www.travelinsurance.org/gestures/
  11. 11. 3 Non-kinestesic concepts Wave to Kinect (“start”) Guide (“stop”)
  12. 12. 3 Non-kinestesic concepts Holding “window pane” to pan and zoom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehTvtkybubM
  13. 13. 3 Non-kinestesic concepts “Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop” http://www.keiichimatsuda.com/augmented.php
  14. 14. 3 Non-kinestesic concepts “Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop” http://www.keiichimatsuda.com/augmented.php
  15. 15. & Culture
  16. 16. Shamanic interface
  17. 17. One interface for all cultural backgrounds is utopian… …but connecting gestural metaphors to cultural background in order to overcome technological literacy and support learning may be viable.
  18. 18. …particularly to provide end-users with better access to advanced behaviours.
  19. 19. Aveiro, Portugal: Saint Gonçalinho celebratio
  20. 20. Cuna people, Panama: inna suid, rite of cutting a girl’s
  21. 21. Want to cooperate? Get in touch! leonel.morgado@uab.pt

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