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					                                        Spatial Ability                                                             Virtual Training Environment
                    Martez Mott, Guy Zimmerman, Laura Leventhal                                                                      Martez Mott, Hassan Rajaei
                                      Department of Computer Science                                                                 Department of Computer Science


                                                                                                                                       Webcam User Interface

                                                                                                 Hand Detection
     Online Experiment
                                                                                         1.
       Creation Tool                                                                                                                               The webcam interface will allow
                                                                                                                                                   users to interact with the virtual
                                                                                                                                                   training environment (VTE) without
                                                                                                                                                   the use of a keyboard and mouse.
                                                                                                                                                   The VTE is part of our Advanced
                                                                                                                                                   Distance Learning Technology (ALT).
                                                                   Dynamic Web Pages                          Skin Color
                                                                                                               Method                                                    Hand Tracking
                                                                                                                                                      2.
                                                                                              In order to create the
                                                                                              webcam interface, Computer
    PHP is a server-side scripting                                                            Vision (CV) techniques will
       language which allows                                                                  be used to detect a human
   programmers to create dynamic                                                              hand and track it as it moves
             web pages                                                                        through the background.                                                     Flock of Features
                                                                                                                                                                               Method




                                                                                        3.                                                                      The VTE will allow the
                                                                                                                                                                instructor and students to
                                      Database Model                                                                                                            interact in real-time with the
                                                                Experiment Table                                                                                virtual classroom or
              User Table                        Key: Exp ID
                                                                                                                                                                laboratory. The VTE is
                                                                                                                                                                synchronous and requires
                                                                                                                                                                users to log into the system at
                      Key: User ID




                                                                                                                                                                a specific time, similar to a
                                                              MySQL is an open
                                     Student Paper Test                                                                                                         real world classroom.
Student Cube Test                                             source Database
                                         Answers
    Answers                                                   Management System
                                                                                       References
                                                              (DBMS).                  1.Achilleas Anagnostopoulos and Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, “A realtime mixed
                                                                                       reality system for seamless interaction between real and virtual objects,”
              Student Pic Test                                                         Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Digital Interactive Media in
                                                                                       Entertainment and Arts, 2008 199-204
                 Answers                                                               2.Mathias Kolsch, “Hand Tracking with Flocks of Features,” In Video Proc. CVPR
                                                                                       IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2005
                                                                                       3.Hassan Rajaei and Allan Dieball, “A Shared-View Web-Based Environment for
                                                                                       Training,” CNS 07: Proceedings of the SCS/ACM Conf 2007