Downloads of 2004: Uniqueness, precision, robustness and
applicability of Nouse® tracking.
Since 2001, when the first perceptual vision
technology prototype named Nouse was developed, we have received
over half a thousand of emails from all of the globe, from people of very
different backgrounds, questions and proposals: students, artists, people
with special needs, journalists, military and government organizations,
private and business sectors, rehabilitation and entertainment
institutions. We do our best to provide everybody with needed answers and
for some also with needed technology licenses.
At the same time, since when this
website was launched, the perceptual vision technology has been
considerably diversified and enhanced by the efforts of our group. For
faster dissemination of the scientific results and to promote faster
development of this, so much needed in many aspects of our life,
technology, we do our best to keep our publication
page up to date. Unfortunately, it becomes very difficult for us to
update and maintain our downloadables, which is partially also due to the
government non-disclosure regulations. Because of that some of our demos
may not be presently available.
Sorry for inconvenience and best regards.
Dmitry Gorodnichy, Project leader.
programs are for Educational and Evaluation purposes only.
They are provided for free. However, please make sure that
you have read and understood
the Demonstration Software Licence
before downloading these programs.
also note the demonstration
programs do not provide you full functionality. - They are only
meant to show you the technological breakthrough in face
however presently developing a completely hands-free version
of a vision-based user interface system called Perceptual
Vision Interface Nouse™
This system will include such features as
1. Hands-free user-camera calibration and automatic
tracking-control parameters (to adjust to different levels
of head mobility and facial expression generation)
2. Automatic user memorization and recognition (so that proper
user settings are set)
3. Nose motion-operated letter typing and key
4. Intelligent switching from one nose-operated pointing control
mode to another
5. Fully integrated in MS Windows (running in sleep mode in
background until you activated with face motion or switch)
only need a webcam installed on your computer to run these demos.
- USB or FireWire camera.
- The following DLL files:
DirectX DirectShow Library), CV.dll, cvaux.dll (Intel
OpenCV Library), ipl.dll, iplx.dll (Intel
Image Processing Library), pvsaux.dll (PVS library).
You can download them either from their distributors websites or
directly from here.
Otherwise, you can download and unzip this file: pvs-dlls.zip
(1.7 Mb) into the directory from which you will be running Nouse.
1. Nouse™ basic (user-end programs)
// Version 2.0. Released: June 2003. Good
for evaluating the potential of the technology.
// NB: This program should be launched (and closed) prior
to running all other Nouse-operated programs, NousePaint,
BubbleFrenzy, in order for the Nouse
to be initialized. See
In this version, when calibrating Nouse (by pushing the "Zero
Reset" button when running Nouse.exe), you have to simply
click with your mouse on the tip of the nose, RATHER THAN put the
nose in the middle of the screen, as instructed by the program.
Features mentioned in our papers):
+ Motion/Skin detection: automatically switches Nouse™ off, when
+ Face localization prior to nose tracking: never loses the user.
+ Blink detection: toggles Nouse™ on/off by double/multiple
+ Second-order change detection: deals with illumination changes.
- Joystick and mouse controls disabled.
(included in NouseSetup.exe)
Uses Nouse™ to enable a user painting
with the nose.
// Make sure you run Nouse.exe prior to running NousePaint.exe
(included in NouseSetup.exe)
to play an aim-n-shoot game with your nose.
Uses Nouse™ to enable a user playing a
well-known aim-n-shoot Bubble-Frenzy game aiming the turret by
pointing with the nose. (Slight rotation of head allows
to aim precisely in 180o range)
||Other programs (included
game (prototype version) allows two users to play a
virtual ping-pong game, bouncing the ball with their heads
Immersive Environment demo (prototype version) - follow a
virtual car by moving your head.