Human Machine Interface
Recent advances in computer vision are leading to novel and radical changes in the way we interact with computers. Novel techniques for the visual and audio-visual perception of humans and their activities, in order to facilitate perceptive multimodal interfaces, humanoid robots, smart environments and assistive technology for persons with disabilities. In this sense a camera connected to a computer is common nowadays bringing the possibility of detecting user presence, track faces, arms, hands and eyes in real time to estimate gesture, expressions and gaze in real time.
The implications for interface design are immense and are expected to have major impacts for all areas where computer are used, from work to recreation.