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[Kinect-controlled news feed]

Web C++ Applications Date: Jun 2011

Kinect-Controlled News Feed Technologies used: C++, GTK, OpenKinect, OpenCV, RESTful Web Services, Git

At Edelman Digital we developed a C++ program that could display user's Facebook and Twitter feeds and that was controlled by hand gestures captured by Kinect connected to a PC.

The program could switch between displaying Twitter and Facebook feeds when user made an opening window gesture. Scrolling was controlled by opening palms towards the Kinect cameras and moving the arms up and down.

The graphical interfaces were created using GTK. OpenKinect was used a library for interfacing with the Kinect device and computer vision library OpenCV was utilised for blob detection.

My Role

I was mainly involved in coding gesture recognition and the social network data processing.


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