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10:34 am - 04/10/2012

Tongue-controlled Kinect interface under development in Japan

A research group at The University of Electro-Communications is developing an interface to detect tongue movement using the Kinect.

This interface is intended mainly for training the oral muscles, which include the tongue, for people who have oral motor function disorders affecting their ability to speak or swallow. The research group suggests this as a hygienic detection method, which doesn't require attaching a device to the tongue.

"First of all, the face and eyes are detected using Kinect. When both eyes are recognized, the system can estimate the position of the nose, and based on the position of the nose, movement values are obtained. The minimum movement value indicates the tip of the nose. Based on that position, the system determines the mouth area. Based on the mouth area, movement values are obtained, like before. So finally, the position of the tongue is obtained."

"One way of training the tongue is to move it left and right. We've created a shooting game based on that motion."

"When you stick your tongue out, a bullet is shot from the player in the middle. The bullet's trajectory depends on which way the tongue is pointing. That's how you aim at the targets in this game."

"The first problem is that detection isn't very precise, the system isn't very robust. So we're considering how to improve the precision. Also, we'd like to develop an interface that uses the motion of the lips as well as the tongue, so training can include a combination of mouth motions."

Just "kissing" the posters wasn't enough.

Source: Diginfo Tv
mjspice 10th-Apr-2012 08:58 am (UTC)
Well this IS a Japanese community & "weird" articles will turn up from time to time.
baka_tenshi 10th-Apr-2012 09:01 am (UTC)
I get that. What is unnesscary is EVERY technology news gets branded as weird and it's really annoying. I apologize for being like this but come on now.
mjspice 10th-Apr-2012 09:04 am (UTC)
Ah...that's understandable. But things like these may be weird to other people so we can't really avoid it. :S
kazeryl 10th-Apr-2012 09:07 am (UTC)
Come let me hug you then.
I will put you on a car and sing Foo-San song together.XD
mjspice 10th-Apr-2012 09:10 am (UTC)
& then we'll be chasing some Angry Chickenz? XD
kazeryl 10th-Apr-2012 09:12 am (UTC)
After that will be MousouGirl...
Okay its getting out of hand.
Cus we are out of topic, and its started by me. --___--
mjspice 10th-Apr-2012 09:14 am (UTC)
kazeryl 10th-Apr-2012 09:16 am (UTC)
Fine then.
Have a MousouGirl dance using tongue.
mjspice 10th-Apr-2012 09:17 am (UTC)
LMAO!!! Don't tell GACKT or he'll make a game out of it! XD
kazeryl 10th-Apr-2012 09:20 am (UTC)
Like playing it with the Chickenz? Not going to think about it. XD

Edited at 2012-04-10 09:29 am (UTC)
baka_tenshi 10th-Apr-2012 09:07 am (UTC)
Yeah true that. Once again, I apologize. I'm kind of a techno geek and I love finding out about new quirky technology so yeah this touched a nerve. ;;;

Edited at 2012-04-10 09:07 am (UTC)
mjspice 10th-Apr-2012 09:10 am (UTC)
Oh no no. It's ok. I apologize too for my behaviour. I'm a techno geek myself so I can relate. :)
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