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Hand Recognition

It’s not a thing. It will be a thing.
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There’s been significant achievements over the decades made in how to wreck a nice beach. I propose we stop doing that, it’s fine, and start doing this: Hand recognition.

There may be two modes — intro and extro — whereby the hands are recognised and what they're doing is recognised either on the person (intro) or on the device (extro).

Each person’s hand is quite different, and there are some specific hand types, into which people can be classified and discriminated against, I mean, differentiated. It should be possible to recognise a person by their hand shape and format, in a room with several people in (hopefully not all monozygotic twins).

Further less, it would be possible to track actions, motions and signals from the hand to act as a user interface, for VR or anything (I’m assuming VR will become everything soon), in the way that research and implementations are already ongoing (i.e. the Kinect interfacing etc.).

The novel thing is having an intro device on ones own person to interpret ones own hand signalling and differentiate it from other hands caught in sight, and also to have differentiation between people by recognising which hands belong to which owner.

Ian Tindale, Jun 04 2016

Lunar_20Biometrics [FlyingToaster, Jun 04 2016]

Currently available hand / finger tracking https://www.leapmot...com/product/desktop
[scad mientist, Jun 06 2016]

And perhaps eventually? http://www.youtube....=J4op-K_4s6o&t=2m9s
Diagnostic tool utilizing hand/pen motions. System might respond only to an authorized person by identifying their hands. [whatrock, Jun 06 2016]


       Ingenious and subtle. I have no idea what you're talking about.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 04 2016

       Unless gloves are worn, hand characteristics are susceptible to theft. On the other hand... <link>
FlyingToaster, Jun 04 2016

       It's not a thing. It will be a thing. [marked-for-tagline]
whatrock, Jun 04 2016

       // in the way that research and implementations are already ongoing (i.e. the Kinect interfacing etc.) //   

       It sounds like you are not yet aware of Leap Motion <Link>. Their system should be easily adapted for this purpose.
scad mientist, Jun 06 2016

       Leap is pretty good
theircompetitor, Jun 06 2016


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