OpenHands is a gesture recognition system powered by OpenPose, k-nearest neighbours, and local outlier factor. Currently the system can identify thumbs up, peace, palm, and out of distribution hand gestures of right hands.

Video demo


Short term

  1. Record more accuracy and performance metrics.
  2. Implement github actions testing pipeline.
  3. Improve documentation.

Longer term

  • Improve performance
    1. KNN approximations.
    2. Keypoint dimension reduction.
    3. Implement classifier in C.
  • Left hand gesture support.
  • SDK for adding custom gestures.


Paul Treanor