5* Magic Wand: a RGBD camera-based 5 DoF pointing device for 3D interaction

Authors

  • Alexandre Martins Ferreira de Sousa University of São Paulo
  • Carlos Hitoshi Morimoto University of São Paulo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5753/jis.2015.661

Abstract

This paper introduces the 5* Magic Wand, an inexpensive pointing device for 3D interaction. As users play the role of a “wizard”, the 5* Magic Wand allows them to interact with the computer by pointing to places, performing gestures, and casting “spells”. We have developed computer vision techniques to track the wand with 5 degrees of freedom, and built a real-time prototype consisting of a standard PC, a RGBD camera, and a simple stick. Finally, in order to demonstrate the applicability of the system for navigating in virtual environments, we have created a 3D application called “Magic Carpet”.

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Published

2015-12-01

How to Cite

DE SOUSA, A. M. F.; MORIMOTO, C. H. 5* Magic Wand: a RGBD camera-based 5 DoF pointing device for 3D interaction. Journal on Interactive Systems, Porto Alegre, RS, v. 6, n. 2, 2015. DOI: 10.5753/jis.2015.661. Disponível em: https://journals-sol.sbc.org.br/index.php/jis/article/view/661. Acesso em: 28 may. 2024.

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Special Issue - SVR 2015

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