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Merce Teixido
University of Lleida
Spain
Tomás Palleja
University of Lleida
Spain
Marcel Tresanchez
University of Lleida
Spain
Davinia Font
University of Lleida
Spain
Javier Moreno
University of Lleida
Spain
Alicia Fernández
Indra
Spain
Jordi Palacín
University of Lleida
Spain
Carlos Rebate
Indra
Spain
Vol. 2 No. 4 (2013), Articles, pages 01-08
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14201/ADCAIJ20131718
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This paper presents the optimization of a virtual mouse called HeadMouse in order to foster its classroom use by children with physical disabilities. HeadMouse is an absolute virtual mouse that converts head movements in cursor displacement and facial gestures in click actions. The virtual mouse combines different image processing algorithms: face detection, pattern matching and optical flow in order to emulate the behaviour of a conventional computer mouse. The original implementation of HeadMouse requires large computational power and this paper proposes specific optimizations in order to enable its use by children with disabilities in standard low cost classroom computers.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/83.350809