Hand gesture recognition for car driver interactions

Klashwerks is an Ottawa-based engineering design and Technology Company founded in 2016 that focuses on the emerging connected car market. They are currently developing an intelligent driver companion for smart car. One desirable feature of this product is to offer the possibility to drivers to interact with the device by simply using their hands. Gestures constitute indeed one of the most powerful modality for humans to interact with computers. In the context of drivers interacting with dashboard devices, gestures are particularly attractive because they represent a quick and non-distracting way to send commands. This project therefore consists in the research and development of new methods and algorithms for the recognition of human hand gestures from a camera installed on the dashboard of a car.

Faculty Supervisor:

Robert Laganiere


Pavel Popov


University of Ottawa




Information and communications technologies




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