A face tracking algorithm for user interaction in mobile devices

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Bulbul A., Cipiloglu Z., Çapın T. K.

2009 International Conference on CyberWorlds, CW '09, Bradford, England, 7 - 11 September 2009, pp.385-390 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/cw.2009.9
  • City: Bradford
  • Country: England
  • Page Numbers: pp.385-390
  • Keywords: face tracking, human computer interaction, mobile devices
  • TED University Affiliated: No


A new face tracking algorithm, and a human-computer interaction technique based on this algorithm, are proposed for use on mobile devices. The face tracking algorithm considers the limitations of mobile use case - constrained computational resources and varying environmental conditions. The solution is based on color comparisons and works on images gathered from the front camera of a device. The face tracking system generates 2D face position as an output that can be used for controlling different applications. Two of such applications are also presented in this work; the first example uses face position to determine the viewpoint, and the second example enables an intuitive way of browsing large images. © 2009 IEEE.