Play games, browse the internet and get necessary information through our wall! The Kinect Kiwibank Interactive Wall is a multi-feature interactive wall which allows top of the line computing to its users. This video by Lumen Digital displays the firm’s dedication in creating useful setups that make use of the Kinect. In the video, a user is seen interacting with the projected interface on the wall. Hand gestures help users play on-board games, browse through the internet and also research on compelling information. This handy setup is indeed the very foundations of cloud computing and we may soon see ourselves accessing the world wide web through various walls around the city!
Here is a description by the developers:
“The Kiwibank wall is a great example of Lumen’s ability to deliver a compelling user experience using OpenNI technology. The Kiwibank wall utilises hand and arm gestures and full body tracking, allowing multiple users to engage in a range of interactive activities – but this is only a taste of the technologies potential.
Gesture based interfaces that will be placed in a public area can be challenging to create as they need to cater for a wide range of users who will interact with the system in a variety of ways. You can also assume that the user will not read instructions so the system needs to be as intuitive as possible. This example uses sweeps and pushes to trigger events but the system can also understand complex gestures that are suited for interactions with elements such as maps and way-finding devices.
This system is totally scalable, from a single LCD display to a seamless interactive wall of any desired size.”
For more information about the Kinect Kiwibank Interactive Wall, visit the project’s Vimeo Page.