Oliver, J.  ”The MANO Controller: A Video Based Hand Tracking System” Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, New York, USA, 2010


The MANO Controller is the second controller in the Silent Percussion Project. It consists of an illuminated rectangular black surface which is captured in video from above. When hands are present in the captured area, the image is analyzed to find them and extract multiple parameters. This paper explores the role of the hand in computer music, briefly exploring previous approaches to hand tracking. It then describes the interface and algorithm of the MANO controller as well as some of the guiding principles of the Silent Percussion Project.

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