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[Kinect-controlled news feed]

Date: Jun 2011
Tags: web :: C++

Kinect-Controlled News FeedDuring my work for Edelman Digital in 2011, I took part on a C++ project to create a program that could display user's Facebook and Twitter feeds and was controlled by hand gestures captured by a Kinect device 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. I was mainly involved with gesture recognition, although I did help with communication with the social networks APIs as well.

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.


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