Nowadays, car’s functionalities are being improved by adding more and more in-car interfaces to increase driver’s safety and comfort. But at the same time it has lead to driver distraction due to complex human machine interaction (HMI) interfaces which is the major cause of road accidents. A sensor-based touch-less hand gesture control system is recommended in proposed work which can relatively easily control the functionalities of in-car interfaces and mobile phones under constrained lighting conditions. Gestures can be performed in front of an infrared object detector sensing unit placed near the driver’s seat. The microcontroller unit generates an associated command based on the sensor data which is sent to the Bluetooth module via UART communication. The command can be received by establishing the connection with the Bluetooth module which can be further used to control the functionalities of interfacing units. An android application is developed to receive the commands via Bluetooth and control the functionalities of music player accordingly. The prototype implementation of proposed work on LPC2148 gives 100 percent accuracy (based on experiments) and low latency for online hand gestures makes it suitable for real time implementation. © 2018, Institute of Advanced Scientific Research, Inc. All rights reserved.
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S. Anant and S. Veni, “Sensor-based Hand Gesture Control System for Safe Driving”, Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems, vol. 10, pp. 690-698, 2018.