kinect hand gesture recognition for windows8 RRS feed

  • Question

  • hello,

    can you give complete details for the implementation of  kinect hand gesture recognition for windows8?

    Sunday, April 28, 2013 9:36 AM

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  • Hi,

    If you want to develop for applications using Kinect for Windows 8, you must know that you won't be able to use Modern UI framework. Indeed the Kinect SDK is not availble for Windows RT. As such you will only be able to develop desktop applications.

    A good starting point for gestures and Kinect basics is the excellent book written by David Catuhe:

    Programming with the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit: Add Gesture and Posture Recognition

    Basically, you should buffer joints positions and process them to interpret the positions over time, and detect gestures regarding to specific needs.

    For example, you could examine 30-60 right hand positions and check if the moving way is right to left or left to right. If this check succeed, so you can fire a swipe to left or swipe to right gesture.

    Another example, you could check some positions of the right hand in order to check if the way of moving is going from user to sensor. If so, so you can fire a push event gesture.

    As a side note, notice that the sdk 1.7 introduce a new way of detecting push, grip, scroll, grab...

    • Proposed as answer by arctorx Thursday, May 30, 2013 1:18 PM
    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:42 PM