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WARMER OR INCUBATOR CONTROL VIA NON CONTACT GESTURES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236074D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-04
Document File: 3 page(s) / 23K

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Abstract

The invention proposes a technique to provide easy interactions of caregiver with the equipments while providing care for the infants. A vision such as a camera is a part of the equipment which allows caregiver to interface and control the incubator or warmer via pre-defined set of gestures. The vision input device is a part of the incubator or warmer. Computer vision allows detection of hands or fingers, as well as movements in space, allowing pre-determined set of gestures to control specific functions within the incubator.

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WARMER OR INCUBATOR CONTROL VIA NON CONTACT GESTURES

FIELD OF INVENTION

The invention generally relates to infant care and more particularly to a technique which enable easy interaction of caregivers and equipment while providing care of the infants.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

In general, caregivers at the bedside sometimes cannot easily interact with the equipment while providing care for the infants. This is seen from the standpoint of infection control, once sterilized, the caregiver cannot interact with the equipment without danger of contamination. It is very difficult for the caregiver to provide care by removing hands from inside the incubator compartment.

A conventional technique recognizes hand shape and position without the help of an exemplary cable-connected data glove, in an applicable manner to a man machine interfaces and sign language recognition devices.  

Another conventional technique relates to a computer vision based hand identification using both two dimension and three dimension information.

In yet another conventional technique relates to computer vision based hand gesture recognition.

However, the above mentioned techniques do not enable easy interactions of equipment and care providers.


Hence there exists a need for an efficient technique to make interactions between care providers and equipments while providing care to the infants.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The invention proposes a technique to provide easy interactions of caregiver with the equipments while providing care for the infants. A vision such as a camera is a part of the equipment which allows caregiver to interface and control the incubator or warmer via pre-defined set of gestures. The vision input device is a part of the incubator or warmer.


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