Thumbs up: Hand gesture recognition.


I need to apologize for this post — if there are some glaringly obvious typos on grammatical errors, I’m sorry.

You see, I just pulled an all-nighter.

My eyes are bloodshot and glazed over like something out of The Walking Dead. My brain feels like mashed potatoes beaten with a sledge hammer. And I really, really need a shower — for some reason I thought it was a good idea to start the hackathon immediately after getting back from the gym.

But before I pass out for the next 10 hours I wanted to post a quick update on the purpose of this all-night hackathon…

Yesterday, the PyImageSearch Gurus Kickstarter hit its first 1st stretch goal (building computer vision apps for your mobile device). And I needed to come up with a 2nd stretch goal. After a few minutes of beating ideas back and forth, it came to me:

Hand gesture recognition.

Hand gesture recognition is one of the most requested tutorials on the PyImageSearch blog. Every day I get at least 2-3 emails asking how to perform hand gesture recognition with Python and OpenCV.

And let me tell you, if we hit our 2nd stretch goal for the PyImageSearch Gurus Kickstarter, I will be covering hand gesture recognition inside the course!

So if you’re on the fence about joining the PyImageSearch Gurus computer vision course, now is the time to do so! And with your help, we’ll be able to cover hand gesture recognition inside PyImageSearch Gurus.

Remember, the doors to PyImageSearch Gurus will close in one week and won’t open again until August.

There are still some seats left open in the course, so don’t wait and miss out!

Act now and claim your spot in PyImageSearch Gurus before the doors close.

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6 Responses to Thumbs up: Hand gesture recognition.

  1. Prabhakar January 19, 2017 at 8:24 am #

    I was also try to do this project for my Master degree. I was trying to train computer using haar cascade method but not working. It is not detecting hand from webcam.

    Steps which I followed are from

    Can you please tell me whats wrong with it?

    • Adrian Rosebrock January 20, 2017 at 11:02 am #

      Hey Prabhakar — I would suggest taking a look at the PyImageSearch Gurus course where I demonstrate how to train custom object detectors from scratch.

  2. Parth Kothare February 20, 2018 at 2:47 am #

    Can we do this on a pc by installing the virtual machine ????
    like oracle virtual box

    • Adrian Rosebrock February 22, 2018 at 9:17 am #

      You would need to install VirtualBox, create a new VM, and then give it access to your webcam. Since a VM naturally abstracts hardware peripherals, it can be a tedious process to get your VM to access your webcam. But it is certainly possible!

  3. Naina S November 21, 2018 at 4:12 pm #

    I need to create a recommendation system, to give smart recommendations based on feedback received from the user, the initial recommendation is done after face recognition, after which the next recommendations are made using machine learning

    • Adrian Rosebrock November 25, 2018 at 9:38 am #

      Which part are you currently struggling with? Have you created the initial face recognition system yet? At what stage are you?

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