Design Engineering

Teaching Kinect for Windows to read your hands

March 7, 2013   Staff

According to Microsoft Research, one promising direction in the evolution of Kinect for Windows is enabling hand-gesture recognition. A machine-learning project uses a large, varied set of images of people’s hands to train Kinect to determine if a hand is open or closed. This enables the development of a handgrip detector, which could launch another step forward in natural user interfaces. Cem Keskin, a researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge, demonstrates.

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