Paper Title
Hand Gesture For Automatic Picture Taking

Hand signal recognition is investigated in this report to enable automatic picture taking. We propose a method of hand signal recognition consisting of two phases, static face detection and hand gesture detection. Face detection is based on the Haar-like features algorithm. The hands are detected via skin-color matching. Region labeling is then used to recognize some specific hand gestures. Once the predefined hand signal is found, picture taking can be triggered automatically. Keywords - Face Detection; Haar-like Features; Skin Detection; Gesture Detection.